Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Vehicle Burglaries

Vehicle Burglaries

    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.