09-15-10 Quick Thinking 11 year old Foils Burglary; Overnight
Boise, Sept. 15, 2010 - Boise Police are
crediting a quick thinking 11 year old for helping foil a burglary
attempt in the child's home!
Arrested: Craig J. Getzloff, 44, Boise
Charges:Burglary (F), Possession of a
Controlled substance (Prescription Medications)(F)
What Happened: Boise Police dispatch received a call
from a anxious father reporting that his son was on the phone with
him, telling him that a stranger was inside the family's home!
Officers were sent to the address, arriving just one-minute after
being dispatched. and found the father, who had just arrived home
detaining the a man in the backyard.
After investigating, officers found the
the suspect had reportedly rang the front doorbell of the home, in
the area of S Curtis Rd. and Franklin Rd. The child, being home
alone did not answer the door for a stranger. However, the boy
tells police he watched as the suspect then entered the back yard
of the residence and entered the home through an unlocked door. The
boy tells police he locked himself in a bedroom and called his dad,
who was on his way home from work. The father kep his son on the
other line as he called 911.
The first officer to arrive at the home
found the father, who had just returned, holding the suspect in the
backyard of the home. A further search of the suspect was in
possession of prescription medications that did not belong to him.
Although it doesn't appear the suspect actually took anything from
the home, officers believe the suspect entered the home with the
intent to commit a theft resulting in the felony burglary charge.
The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed
"This young man did just thing right
thing in what had to be a very scary situation," said Officer Cory
Stambaugh. "He apparently had been told what to do in an emergency,
he kept calm, kept himself safe and immediately called his dad.
This young man and his family should be very proud of him
Officers suggest to parents when they
decide children are old and mature enough to be home alone to talk
to their children frequently about safety and what to do in any
emergency that may arise. Officers suggest:
- Keep all doors locked and not to open the door to a
- Make sure children know when and how to dial 911.
- Make sure children have parents cell phone numbers and, if
available, the phone number of a stay-at-home neighbor or other
trusted adult to contact if needed.
Other home safety tips can be found at
Arrested: Gale A. Caviness, 45, Boise
Charges:Possession of a Controlled substance
Boise Police made contact with the
suspect at a retail outlet at Overland and Vista early this morning
(September 15th) at approximately 1:00 a.m. Officers had observed
the suspect hanging around the store that was closed. As Officers
contacted the suspect, she appeared to be confused and repeated
herself over and over. A search of the suspect's person revealed
several narcotic prescription medications that did not belong to
her. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above
Arrested: Heather A. Edmister, 37, Garden City
Boise Police responded to a report of a theft
at a retail store on the 8200 block of West Fairview yesterday
(September 14th) at approximately 6:00 p.m. Store employees tell
police that they witnessed the suspect conceal items and then leave
the store without paying for them. Officers believe the suspect
entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in
the burglary charge. The suspect was transported to the Ada County
Jail and booked on the above listed charges.
The Boise Police Department has developed a
positive, productive working relationship with loss prevention
agents from many local retail stores, large and small, local and
national chains. The goal of the BPD Organized Retail Crime Unit is
to work with retailers to reduce theft and fraud, crimes that can
impact consumer prices.
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Police Neighborhood Crime Bulletin, updated regularly by the Boise
Police Crime Prevention unit. Log onto www.boisepolice.org
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