Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Boise Officers investigating vandalism at popular Boise community pool

   Boise Police officers are investigating a vandalism that took place at a popular Boise neighborhood community swimming pool overnight.

   What happened: Boise Police received the report of vandalism at Fairmont Pool, located at 7929 West Northview Street, at approximately 7:22 a.m. this morning. Employees tell police they found someone had broken into the building, breaking a window and rifling through offices some time overnight. Employees later discovered that someone had sprayed two fire extinguishers into the pool water.

  With the pumps and filtration system in the facility running for some time, employees tell police the pool will have to remain closed until the system can be cleaned. The extent of damage to the filtration system is unknown at this time. Employees tell police it is expected to cost more than $1,000.00 dollars to repair the damage and restore the pool systems. At this time they do not know how long the pool will remain closed while cleanup and repairs are completed.

  Boise Police detectives are investigating the incident as a burglary and vandalism. The suspect or suspects in this case may face felony charges when they are identified.  

   Crime Stoppers: Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Boise Police or Boise area Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS. Callers can remain anonymous. Callers with information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000. Citizens can also go online to www.343COPS.com, follow the links and leave their tip, or text tips the word "TIP236" and type in "CRIMES".

 

Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information