05-04-10 3 Teens Arrested for Business Burglary Spree
Boise, May 4, 2010 - Boise Police have
arrested two teens after connecting the pair to at least 20
business burglaries over the past four months involving more than
$46,000 in stolen items.
"This is ambitious for teens this age.
These are high end stores," said Sgt. Randy Buzzini of the Boise
Police Property Crimes Unit. "Consider the amount of stolen items,
plus the loss in damage done to the stores during the break in.
These teens caused a lot of loss to these businesses."
Arrested: Joseph T. Dalgarn, 18, Boise
Charge: Burglary, (F) 3 counts (additional charges
Arrested: 17 year old male
Charge: Burglary (F) 3 counts (additional charges
Arrested: 15 year old female
Charge: Burglary (F) 1 count (additional charges
What Happened: Boise Police have
been investigating a string of business burglaries that have
occurred during the late night, early morning hours at businesses
scattered throughout the city since February. The businesses all
showed signs of forced entry through broken windows or doors.
"It appears if the suspects knew there
was an alarm on the business, they would leave quickly or not hit
the business at all," said Sgt. Buzzini.
"We are looking at other suspects, it
looks like other teens who bought then re-sold some of the items.
They could also be facing theft charges," said Sgt. Buzzini.
A Boise Police Officer on patrol near W.
Overland Rd and S. Vinnell Way early Friday morning, April 30th,
saw a suspicious vehicle parked behind several closed businesses.
As the officer was checking out the vehicle, he noticed a back door
to a business slightly open. A young man looked through the door,
and seeing the officer, two suspects left the business and ran off.
Officers did not find the two, but did follow up by going to the
home of the owner of the parked vehicle. There officers found
evidence the car's owner, Dalgarn, was involved in the burglary.
The suspect was arrested on charges of felony burglary.
Since then, Boise Police Property Crimes
detectives have continued to investigate. They have recovered, what
they believe is much of the property stolen in the burglaries,
including approx $8,000 in phones, $20,000 in high end sunglasses,
nutritional supplements, and other electronic and high end items.
Much of the stolen property was recovered at the suspects
"There's no indication they used the
stolen these things for drug money, it appears to just be personal
use," said Sgt. Buzzini.
Boise Police detectives believe the
teens were stealing the items to resell to friends.
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