Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Officers Spot Suspects in 3 Tobacco Shop Burglaries

11-28-10 Officers Spot Suspects in 3 Tobacco Shop Burglaries

    Early this morning, a Boise Police patrol sergeant spotted a van matching the description of a possible suspect vehicle in an attempted burglary that had just occurred at a tobacco shop on S. Vista. The stop led to the arrest of two men now charged in connection with three business break-ins.

    Arrested: Stanley E. Farmer, 31, Nampa
    Charges: Attempted Burglary, 2 cts (F), Burglary (F)
    Arrested: David N. Jones, 28, Nampa
    Charges: Attempted Burglary, 2 cts (F), Burglary (F), existing arrest warrant for contempt of court (m)

    What Happened: Boise Police patrol officers responded to an alarm at a retail tobacco store on the 700 blk of S. Vista at 4:02 a.m. this morning. When officers arrived at the business, they could see the front door broken and a large rock lying in front of the door. Officers could also see two sets of footprints in the fresh snow.

    Officers had responded to two similar calls early the morning of November 17th, 2010, also at tobacco retailers, one store on W. Overland, the other on S. Vista. In one case, suspects had also tried to break into the store by using a rock. In the second case, suspects were able to break into the store and stole items including packs of cigarettes and lighters. Officers had evidence collected on the 17th, that a white van with a black stripe may have been involved in the crimes.    

    Shortly after this morning's attempted burglary, a patrol sergeant searching for the suspects spotted a white Chrysler minivan with a black stripe in the parking lot of a credit union. The officer made a traffic stop on the van as the driver went to pull out onto the street. After investigating, the officers found the two men inside the van were suspects in the attempted burglary early this morning. Further investigation revealed the pair were also the suspects in the two incidents from Nov. 17th. The suspects were arrested on the above charges and booked into the Ada County Jail.