Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Arrest Made In Vehicle Burglaries

Arrest Made In Vehicle Burglaries

Boise, August 18th 2007, One juvenile male has been taken into custody in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries that took place last week.

At approximately 3:00 Am this morning a citizen called dispatch to report a suspicious subject near 8th and Brumback. 

Patrol officers responded to the area and used a K-9 unit to locate a juvenile suspect hiding in the bushes. Officers recovered several stolen items from the suspects vehicle. 

At a Boise residence Detectives and Idaho Army National Guard investigators following up on leads from that arrest located several items believed to have been taken during a series of burglaries in Columbia Village. Among the recovered property detectives found a laptop computer and a thumb drive taken from National Guard Personnel that night.

The investigation into this series of vehicle burglaries continues. Detectives believe one other juvenile suspect may have been involved in this series of incidents.

The juvenile taken into custody is facing several counts of burglary. Other charges may be determined by the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's office.

No further information is available at this time.

Release Prepared by
Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information

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Original Release

Boise, August 14, 2007 - Boise Police are alerting neighbors in the Columbia Village area of several recent car burglaries. 

    Officers are advising neighbors to:

  • Lock and secure their cars.
  • Don't leave valuables inside.
  • Watch for anything suspicious and report it immediately.
  • Call Crime Stoppers with any information on who may be behind the recent car burglaries.

    This morning, officers responded to four reports from residents who found valuables missing from their cars, including a lap top, cell phone, luggage, car stereos, and a wallet. Officers say it appears the vehicles may have been unlocked, or left with windows open far enough that allowed entry. In one case this morning, a resident told responding officers the suspects used a garage door opener left in the car to access the garage, although they did not report anything missing.

    This mornings reports follow two similar cases of vehicle burglary last week in the same area, mainly streets off Lake Forest Dr. in Columbia Village. 

    Currently, officers have no suspect information. They believe the crimes are occurring in the late night/early morning hours, likely after 1:00 a.m.

    Anyone with any information on who may be responsible for the vehicle burglaries is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.

    

 

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