11-01-10 Police Service Dog finds Burglary Suspect; Daily
Arrested: David Andrew Orr, 43, Boise
Charges: Burglary (F), Grand Theft (F), Resisting &
Obstructing Officers (m)
Boise Police were called to a vehicle
burglary at a business on S. Orchard St shortly after 10:00 p.m.
last night, Monday, Nov. 1st. When officers arrived they found the
victim who said he was inside the business when he heard a loud
crash. The victim told officers when he heard the noise he looked
outside and saw the passenger side window of his vehicle had been
broken and a man was running away. The victim saw the suspect drive
off in a white pick up truck. The victim was able to provide
officers with a detailed description of the suspect's pick up,
including a license plate number. The victim reported a guitar, an
amplifier and a lap top computer had been taken from his vehicle,
items valued at more than $3,400.
Officers followed up on the suspect
vehicle description. They later found the pick up parked at a home
southeast of Beacon St & Boise Ave. As officers arrived, a
woman walked outside. She told officers the owner of the suspect
vehicle, Orr was inside the home in a back bedroom. Two other older
women were also inside. Officers made sure everyone got out of the
home safely, then tried repeatedly to contact the suspect via
telephone then a loudspeaker. The suspect refused to come outside
so officers went in.
Officers deployed a police service dog
who quickly found the suspect behind a closed bedroom door hiding
in a closet. The suspect still refused to come out of hiding
despite the fact officers could visually see him in the closet and
despite repeated warnings by the officers the service dog would be
sent in and would bite him. Because of the threat to officer safety
posed by the suspect's repeated refusals to peacefully surrender
and show his hands, officers deployed the service dog. The dog bit
the suspect, causing the suspect to emerge from the closet. The
suspect was taken into custody and treated by medical personnel for
bite wounds to his arm. He was later booked into the Ada County
Jail on the above charges.
While searching the suspect's home
officers found the items stolen from the victim's vehicle. Officers
were able to return the stolen items to the rightful owner.
Arrested: James E. Steele, 19, Boise
Charge: Burglary (F)
On Oct. 15, 2010, Boise Police were
called to a neighborhood near E. Burgeson St & Law Ave. when
several residents reported items had been stolen from their cars
overnight. There's evidence that at least some of the vehicles were
left parked on the street unlocked. Patrol officers were able to
get detailed descriptions from victims as to what items were
stolen, including a new GPS device. Boise Police property crimes
detectives took over the investigation and were able to locate the
GPS device, finding it had apparently been sold to a third party.
Officers were able to identify the person who allegedly sold the
stolen device as the suspect, James Steele. Officers located Steele
at his north Boise home. Further evidence was collected and Steele
was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the felony
charge of burglary connected to the vehicle break-ins.
Crime Prevention Tip:
Boise Police urge citizens to take steps
to protect themselves from becoming a victim of crime.
- Lock vehicles at all times, especially when parked in public
places, including driveways.
- Don't leave valuables inside vehicles, particularly on a seat
or the dash where they are visible and may tempt a thief.
- Keep homes and businesses well lit at night.
- Keep landscaping trimmed and neat, limiting hiding places for