Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Dog alerts resident to car thief who is caught in the act; Daily incident report

03-01-12 Dog alerts resident to car thief who is caught in the act; Daily incident report

   Arrested: Seth A. Montgomery, 22, Boise

   Charges: Grand Theft (F), Malicious Injury to Property (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of a theft in progress at a residence on the 5700 block of West Ellens Ferry Drive yesterday, February 29th, at approximately 3:00 p.m. The victim tells police his dog alerted him to a person on his property. When the victim exited his home he tells police he saw the suspect inside his vehicle in the driveway with the steering wheel removed and wires pulled out from under the dashboard making attempts to hot wire the vehicle. The victim does not know the suspect. After repeated attempts to keep the vehicle running the victim managed to pin the suspect inside the vehicle until officers arrived. After a detailed investigation the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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  Warrant Arrested: Christopher G. Brown, 36, Boise

  Warrant Charges:Grand Theft (F)

    The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Grand Theft yesterday.

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into a vehicle loaned to the suspect in April of 2011. Evidence indicates the suspect used the vehicle and then failed to return it to the owner in September of 2011 as agreed. After a detailed investigation, the vehicle was entered into NCIC as stolen. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information