Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Stolen property lands suspect in jail on Burglary charge; Daily incident report

   Arrested: James W. Wonacott, 22, Boise

   Charges: Burglary (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 8200 block of West Fairview Avenue yesterday, June 25th, at approximately 5:00 p.m. Store employees tell police they witnessed the suspect conceal more than five grocery items in a backpack and then leave the store without paying for them. Loss prevention employees detained the suspect until officers arrived. The stolen items were recovered from the backpack. Officers believe the suspect entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charge. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

   The Boise Police Department has developed a positive, productive working relationship with loss prevention agents from many local retail stores, large and small, local and national chains. The goal of the program is to work with retailers and the Boise business community to reduce retail theft and fraud, crimes that have significant impacts on consumer prices.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information