Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

09-17-08 Stolen Police Radar Gun

09-17-08 Stolen Police Radar Gun

    Boise, Sept. 17, 2008 - Boise Police are hoping for the return of a $3,000 traffic radar gun that was apparently taken from a patrol motorcycle over the weekend.  The radar gun was taken from an older patrol motorcycle that an officer was using temporarily in the area around BSU after Saturday's football game. Newer police motorcycles have a locking holster where radar guns are kept. This older motorcycle did not have the locking holster.

    The radar gun was taken, Saturday, Sept. 13th. The officer noticed the radar gun missing from the motorcycle at approx 8:30 p.m. It was on the bike at 6:00 p.m. During that time, the officer made several stops and contacts, and was away from the motorcycle briefly in several different locations in the neighborhood just south of Boise State University. 

    The radar gun is actually a laser device and is useless without corresponding equipment. The radar has the brand name "Ultra Lyte LR B" imprinted on the side, and a small tag that says "Property of Boise Police Dept."

    Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS. Information leading to an arrest and conviction may be worth a reward of up to $1,000.