Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Alert citizens provide information that leads to burglary arrests; Overnight Felony arrests of note

06-23-10 Alert citizens provide information that leads to burglary arrests; Overnight Felony arrests of note

06-23-10 Alert citizens provide information that leads to burglary arrests; Overnight Felony arrests of note

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  Arrested: Mark A. Black, 19, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F)

  Arrested: Zachary Cordry, 19, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F)

    "This is exactly the kind of cooperation we need from citizens, a good description from a witness can lead to a quick identification and arrest of suspects who commit crimes in our neighborhoods." says Boise Police Lt. Stuart Kelsay. 

  What Happened:Boise Police responded to a vehicle Burglary on the 2700 block of Hillway road early this morning (June 2rd) at approximately 4:00 a.m. The victims tell police they saw two male suspects inside the passenger compartment of their vehicle and yelled at them. When the suspects heard the victims yelling, they took off in a red pickup parked down the street. The witnesses were able to provide a detailed description of the vehicle and the suspects to officers. The suspect vehicle was located moments later in a parking lot on State and 17th. A search of the suspects vehicle recovered an MP3 player and a PDA that officers have evidence were taken during at least 5 vehicle burglaries in the neighborhood overnight. The suspects were transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

  Crime Prevention Tips:Detectives say there's evidence the suspects were going through neighborhoods looking for vehicles left unlocked.

  Boise Police join all area law enforcement in urging citizens to take these steps to avoid becoming a victim of crime:

 -Lock and secure all vehicles, trailers, etc, even if they're parked in a driveway.

 -Remove or hide any items of value from inside the car. A tempting target may encourage a thief to break into a vehicle even if it's locked.

 -Be a good neighbor - and a good witness. Get to know your neighbors and pay attention to what is normal neighborhood activity and what may be suspicious. If something appears suspicious, call 911.

 -Join, or form a Neighborhood Watch in your neighborhood. To learn more in Boise, log onto www.boisepolice.org and click on Neighborhood Services.  Outside the city, contact your local police or sheriff's office to start a Neighborhood Watch.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information