05-21-10 Officers Arrest Burglary Suspect After Victim Finds
Items on Internet
Boise, May 21, 2010 - Boise Police arrested a man after
a theft victim later located the items taken
posted for sale on the Internet.
Arrested: Stefan J. Pfeiffer-Weller, 21, Boise
Charge: Burglary (F)
What Happened: Boise Police took a report of a
burglary at a home early yesterday, Thursday, May 20th. The victim
reported that items had recently been taken from the
victim's home near Vista and Overland. The items included two
electronic gaming stations and several games with a total
value of more than $1,000.
Officers were called a second time by the victim
yesterday afternoon. The victim told officers they saw the items
stolen posted for sale on Craig's List, a popular web site for
buying and selling items and services. Using that information,
officers were able quickly to identify and locate a suspect,
later identified as Pfeiffer-Weller. The suspect was arrested by
police at a business not far from the victim's home. The suspect
was in possession of the stolen items. Upon further investigation,
officers found the suspect is an acquaintance of the victim.
Crime Prevention Tips:
- Boise Police urge citizens with valuable
electronics to record the items serial numbers so they can be
identified if they are ever lost or stolen and recovered.
- Photographs taken of personal valuables are
helpful in addition to serial numbers in helping officers identify
and return lost or stolen property.
- Investigators often recommend to victims of
theft that they look through Internet sales sites. Victims
know their belongings best. If a victim believes they've found
their items for sale on the Internet, they're urged to
contact their local police.