12-13-11 UPDATE: Suspect Identified; Church Box Theft -
Boise, Dec. 13, 2011 - Boise Police
officers have identified the suspect in not one,
but two recent burglaries at local churches; the most recent being
the theft of a donation box taken from off the wall at a church on
After investigating, Boise Police
property crimes detectives say the same suspect is also believed
responsible for a theft a few days earlier at a church near
McMillan and CLoverdale Roads.
The suspect is Timothy Michael Brown, 18
Boise Police detectives have obtained an
arrest warrant for Brown, charing him with burglary and petit
theft. The warrant caries a $50,000 bond.
Detectives say Brown is a suspect in the
November 20th theft of the donation box taken from the Northview
Street church, and also the theft of an iPod taken from the church
near Cloverdale & McMillan November 17th. Witnesses to the
November 17th case say the suspect appeared to be poised to take
several items, but was spotted and confronted by a church member
and quickly left.
Suspect description:In addition to the
attached photo, the suspect, Brown, 18, is described as a
light-skinned male, 5'7", 125 pounds, with red hair and hazel
Crime Stoppers:Officers have been
searching for Brown but have not yet located him. Anyone who may
have information on the whereabouts of Timothy Michael Brown is
urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, 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 of criminal suspects..
Boise, Dec. 5, 2011 - Boise Police are
searching for the young man who walked into a Northview Street
Church and walked out with the church's donation box.
What Happened: Boise Police were called
early Sunday evening, November 20th. Church officials told officers
the theft occurred about 1:00 p.m. that day. Investigating officers
say it appears the donation box was ripped off the wall from inside
the church, money taken from envelopes, and the box left in the
trash can of the church's men's restroom. Witnesses say at least
$100 was inside the donation box at the time of the theft. The
theft was discovered by two parishioners who found the donation box
in the trash can and reported it to church officials.
Since the report, officers have been
searching for leads, and now are asking citizens if they may
recognize the suspect from security footage.
Suspect description:According to the
security footage, the theft suspect appears to be a young white
male with red hair, a grey sweatshirt, blue jeans and red
Crime Stoppers:Anyone who may know the
identity of the suspect, or have information about the crime is
urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or 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 of criminal