Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Officers want your help catching burglars

10-27-10 Officers want your help catching burglars

10-27-10 Officers want your help catching burglars

    Boise Police are asking for your help in catching burglars that have targeted a neighborhood in Southeast Boise over the last month. 

    Beginning in the first part of September officers have noticed an increase in vehicle and garage burglaries in Columbia Village and in residential areas along Bergeson. The thieves have been taking advantage of unsecured garages and unlocked cars. Personal items like computers and purses and cash have been taken in the burglaries. Officers have determined that most of the burglaries have taken place late at night and often times over the weekends. A small number of vehicles have had windows broken to access items inside. 

    Boise Police are asking citizens to be extra vigilant in their neighborhoods and watch out for unusual activity. Residents are usually the first to notice when things are not as they should be. We want to encourage citizens to report unusual or suspicious activity to non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790.

 

Crime Prevention Tips for Burglary:

 
Vehicle
Always lock your car.
Park in the garage or well lighted areas
Never leave anything of value in view within your vehicle
Don't leave your vehicle unlocked when warming it up in the morning.
 
Residence
Use good quality dead bolt locks
Always close your garage door, even during the day when you at your home
Secure windows, don't leave them partially open.
Leave lights on at night at every entry point.
Trim back landscaping to reduce hiding spots
Work with your neighbors and police to start a Neighborhood Watch program
When up at night for any reason, take a look out your windows to look for suspicious activity
 
Reporting
Work with neighbors to stay informed about crime issues in your neighborhood
If you see a crime in progress, call 911
If you see suspicious activity, call 377-6790
If you know who may be committing a crime, call CrimeStoppers at 343-COPS. You can remain anonymous and get a reward.

 

Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information