Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Boise Police make arrest after series of business burglaries

      Boise, May 9, 2013 - Boise Police this afternoon arrested a man who officers believe is responsible for some 26 recent burglaries victimizing local small businesses.

      "We need to thank these small business owners and managers who reported the thefts quickly. Their timely reporting allowed us to establish patterns, uncover evidence, and ultimately make an arrest," said Sgt. Brian Lee of the Boise Police Property and Financial Crimes Unit. "The reporting of just one of these crimes in late March provided the break we needed to help solve 25 other cases."

      That break came, according to detectives, when the suspect was linked to the use of a debit card stolen in one of the burglaries.

Arrested: David Scott Campbell, 29, Boise

Charged: Burglary (F)

        What Happened: Boise Police recieved a report of a burglary at a local business on January 8, 2013. Between that date and March 20, 2013, Boise Police received 29 other similar reports from local small businesses. In most cases, victims reported cash had been taken from the business. A pattern of the crimes developed by the Boise Police Crime Analysis Unit helped detectives link the cases. 

      Detectives were able to develop leads that eventually identified the suspect. This afternoon, officers arrested the suspect at his Boise home. he currently faces one count of burglary. However, detectives say they believe they have evidence connecting the suspect to 26 of the 30 commerical burglaries reported in the city between Jan 8 and March 20. Boise Police detectives continue to investigate and are working with Ada County Prosecutors. Detectives say additional charges are likely.