Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Officers ask citizen's help in finding lost or stolen ring, Valued at $45K

Boise, Oct. 31, 2012 - Boise Police are investing the loss of a valuable ring from an airport area business. Officers are looking into whether the ring was lost or stolen, but in the meantime, they're asking the public's help in trying to locate the ring. 

The ring was last seen October 21st at an aviation business on S. Orchard St. just southwest of the Boise Airport. It's valued at $45,000. Under Idaho law, anyone holding found property, may be charged with theft: ISC 18-2403(2)(c).

Crime Stoppers: If anyone has seen the ring or knows of it's whereabouts, they're 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 suspects.

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ISC 18-2403(2)(c):

THEFT:  (2)  Theft includes a wrongful taking, obtaining or withholding of another's property, with the intent prescribed in subsection (1) of this section, committed in any of the following ways: 

(c)  By acquiring lost property. A person acquires lost property when he exercises control over property of another which he knows to have been lost or mislaid, or to have been delivered under a mistake as to the identity of the recipient or the nature or amount of the property, without taking reasonable measures to return such property to the owner; or a person commits theft of lost or mislaid property when he:

1.  Knows or learns the identity of the owner or knows, or is aware of, or learns of a reasonable method of identifying the owner; and

2.  Fails to take reasonable measures to restore the property to the owner; and

3.  Intends to deprive the owner permanently of the use or benefit of the property.