Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, March 26, 2009

03-26-09 UPDATE: Officers search for hit and run vehicle

03-26-09 UPDATE: Officers search for hit and run vehicle
    Boise, March 26, 2009 - Boise Police have located the driver of the vehicle who drove into a garage in east Boise yesterday. The driver then fled the scene. The driver was located thanks to several calls to Crime Stoppers, including a call from the driver's own mother.

    The driver is identified as a 15 year old boy from Boise. Officers have cited him with driving too fast for conditions, a traffic violation that carries a $75 fine. The owners of the garage the car slid into do not want to file additional charges.

    Investigating officers say it was raining and the boy was speeding when he took the corner at N. Locust and Shenandoah Dr. The vehicle had studded snow tires and the boy lost control of the car on the wet asphalt and slid into the garage.

    Officers want to thank citizens for helping solve this case by calling Crime Stoppers!


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   Boise, March 25, 2009 - Boise Police are investigating a hit & run collision after a car ran into someone's garage. The driver of the car then drove off. Witnesses have given police a description of the car. Officers are asking if anyone has any information to please call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.
 
   What Happened: Boise Police got the call at 2:26 p.m. this afternoon from a resident of a home on the 800 blk. of N. Locust, in the east Boise foothills. Witnesses say a car missed the corner at N. Lucust St. and Shenandoah Dr. and hit the garage of the home on the northwest corner. The vehicle did do minor damage to the structure. Witnesses say the car then drove off. A woman was in the home on N. Locust at the time of the hit & run, but fortunately she was not in the garage and was not hurt.
 
   Suspect vehicle: Officers say, parts left at the scene indicate the vehicle is a Volkswagen Passat, 2001 and 2005 model, metallic sage green in color, and should be a six cylinder or diesel model.
 
    Witnesses say the vehicle was a four door station wagon, unknown plates or driver.
 
    Again, anyone with information on the vehicle is urged to call Boise Police or Boise area Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS. Callers can remain anonymous. Callers with information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000. Citizens can also go online to www.343COPS.com, follow the links and leave their tip, or text tips the word "TIP236" and type in  "CRIMES".
 
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