09-17-10 School Vandalism remains under Investigation
Boise, Sept. 17, 2010 - Boise Police are
scouring the neighborhoods around three west Boise schools looking
for surveillance video that might further the investigation and
help positively identify those responsible for recent vandalism,
including a flag burning at one of the schools one week ago.
Boise Police were called to Gateway
School on the 10000 blk of W. McMillan Rd after school officials
reported finding a burned flag on the grounds and spray painting on
the school property. The vandalism is believed to have occurred
Friday, Sept. 10th and/or Saturday, Sept. 11th. Over the same
weekend, vandalism was also report at two nearby schools; Pioneer
Elementary and Lowell Scott Middle School.
"We've had a lot of tips and a lot of
concern about these crimes from the community. We're doing all we
can to learn more about what happened and find those responsible,"
said Det Todd Bilbo, a Boise Police School Resource Officer helping
lead the investigation.
"We also want to thank those in our
community who have come forward and offered to help with increasing
the reward. It's often a tip from a citizen, even an anonymous tip
that helps pull an investigation together. A reward may prompt
someone who knows something to do the right thing and call Crime
Stoppers." said Det. Bilbo.
Officers are urging anyone in the
community with any information on the crimes or possible suspects
to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, log onto www.343cops.com, or
text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain
anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers
for information leading to the arrest and conviction of criminal