Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Friday, December 19, 2008

12-19-08 Officers Follow Snowy Footprints to Burg Suspects

12-19-08 Officers Follow Snowy Footprints to Burg Suspects
Officers Follow Snowy Footprints to Car Burglary Suspects
    Boise, Dec. 19, 2008 - An alert citizens and a dusting of snow helped police follow and find four car burglary suspects.
    Boise Police were called by a neighbor of a northwest Boise school about 1:00 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 18, reporting several teenage boys near the school smoking cigarettes. When officers arrived, the boys were gone, but officers could see footprints in the snow. The footprints appeared to be walking around every parked car on the street.
    Officers followed the footprints for about 400 yards when they saw four teenage boys who appeared to be getting into an unlocked parked car. After investigating, officers found evidence the juveniles had burglarized approx. ten unlocked vehicles parked on the streets.
    Officers were able to recover the stolen items, that includes CD's, cell phones, and cash. Officers are attempting to identify the rightful owners and return the stolen property.

Suspect: Kevin S. Larkin, 18, Boise
Charge: Burglary (F)
Suspects: Three juvenile males, ages 13 - 16, of Boise
Charges: Burglary (F)

    Officers remind citizens the best way to prevent falling victim to so-called "crimes of opportunity" is to lock vehicles at all times, and keep valuables out of sight. ###