Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

04-15-09 Burglary charges top overnight arrests

04-15-09 Burglary charges top overnight arrests

Boise April 15th, 2009 - Burglary charges top the overnight arrests in Boise

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    Arrested: Tina G. Fletcher, 19, Boise

    Charges: Burglary (F)

    Arrested: Anthony C. Twohy, 19, Boise

    Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police responded to a shoplifting report at a retail store on the 430 block of North Milwaukee yesterday at approximately 8:18 p.m. Employees at the store tell police they witnessed two suspects who appeared to be working together conceal several clothing items in a bag. Witnesses say the pair then left the store without paying for the items. Loss prevention employees detained the man and woman, later identified as Tina Fletcher and Anthony Twohy, and contacted police. Boise Police believe the suspects entered the store with the intent to steal, resulting in the felony burglary charges.

    The Boise Police Organized Retail Crime Unit has developed a positive, productive working relationship with loss prevention agents from many local retail stores, large and small, local and national chains. The goal of the BPD Organized Retail Crime Unit is to work with retailers to reduce theft and fraud, crimes that can impact consumer prices.

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    Arrested: Matthew R. Snelson, 24, Boise

    Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police responded to a shoplifting report at a retail store on the 110 block of East Myrtle Avenue at approximately 8:08 p.m. yesterday. Witnesses at the store tell police they observed the suspect, later identified as Matthew Snelson, conceal several items in a backpack. Witnesses say the man then left the store without paying for the items. Boise Police believe the suspect entered the store with the intent to steal, resulting in the felony burglary charge.

    The Boise Police Organized Retail Crime Unit has developed a positive, productive working relationship with loss prevention agents from many local retail stores, large and small, local and national chains. The goal of the BPD Organized Retail Crime Unit is to work with retailers to reduce theft and fraud, crimes that can impact consumer prices.

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Release Prepared By:
Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information