03-22-10 Citizen Tip helps make arrest in Stolen Check
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,
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: