Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, March 22, 2010

Citizen Tip helps make arrest in Stolen Check Case

03-22-10 Citizen Tip helps make arrest in Stolen Check Case
    Boise, March 22, 2010 - Boise Police say it was a citizens tip from Crime Stoppers, following up on photos seen through the media, that led officers to a suspect in a stolen check case.
 
   On January 29th, Boise Police Property Crimes detectives asked for the public's help in finding a man who was photographed cashing stolen checks (news release at www.boisepolice.org dated Jan. 29, 2010) beginning in October of last year. The man's most identifying trait seems to be unique tattoos between the thumb and forefinger of each hand. The tattoos appear to be of a five-pointed star (photos released Jan 29th are attached to this e-mail).
 
   The photos aired on the newscasts of several local TV stations. Boise Police detectives say following the broadcasts, several citizens called into Crime Stoppers with information on the identity of the man in the photos. Following up on those and other leads, detectives recently forwarded their investigation to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office which resulted in a felony warrant. Moore was arrested by Boise Police Saturday evening, March 20th. 
   Warrant Arrest: Andrew G. Moore, 33, Boise

   Charges:Receiving Stolen Property (F)

   The checks had been stolen from outgoing mail placed in on-street residential mail boxes. The value of each check was several hundred dollars, totaling a loss of nearly $1,800 from two separate victims. Tips to keep from becoming a victim of this type of theft are listed below in the original release.

   "Once again, it's a citizen tip that helps us bring justice to another citizen victimized by crime," said Det. Brad Thorne of the Boise Police Property Crimes Unit. "We're all in this together when it comes to keeping our city safe. We appreciate citizen help very much, it really makes a difference."

   Citizen's whose tips to Crime Stoppers result in the arrest of a suspect are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

   Anyone with information on a crime that occurred or a criminal suspect is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236.