Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, June 12, 2009

06-12-09 Overnight Burglary arrest

06-12-09 Overnight Burglary arrest

Boise June 12th, 2009 - A Burglary charge tops the overnight arrests in the City of Boise.

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  Arrested: Benjamin A. Hoger, 24, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of shoplifting at a retail store on the 8000 block of Fairview yesterday (June 11th) at approximately 4:45 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect, later identified as Benjamin Hoger, conceal several grocery items and then left the store without paying for them. Police officers believe the man entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charge. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed 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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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information