Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, November 29, 2013

Shoplifting leads to felony charges on this Black Friday

Arrested: Ty Camis, 26, Boise

Charged: Burglary (F) 2 counts, Agents Warrant/Probation Violation (F)

On this day where shoppers are looking for Black Friday bargains, Boise Police, working with employees of local retail stores, arrested a man believed to be a serial shoplifter. 

The arrest involved officers from the Boise Police Department’s Organized Retail Crime Unit, patrol and property crimes detectives.

What Happened: Officers with the Boise Police Organized Retail Crime Unit on patrol this morning in the area of West Franklin Road and North Milwaukee Street spotted a vehicle matching the description given by witnesses in a theft from a local retail store earlier this month. Officers stopped the vehicle for driving without a front license plate as required by Idaho law. The driver, Camis, was also found to have a suspended driver's license. Further investigation by officers and store employees found Camis to be in possession of a high-end knife and a pair of shoes just taken from a nearby retailer. Officers also found evidence the suspect entered the stores with the intention of stealing. The suspect was arrested on two counts of burglary.

Officers say the investigation is continuing and additional felony burglary charges from other incidents of shoplifting are likely.

 The partnership between Boise Police and retailers helps fight retail theft and fraud, crimes that have a significant impact on local businesses and consumer prices.

Other Shoplifting Arrests:

Boise Police, working with private security and store employees, also arrested three 15 year olds for shoplifting. The three teens were charged with felony burglary and released to the custody of their parents. Officers found evidence the teens, 2 from Boise and one from Meridian had taken items from several retailers in the area of Franklin and MIlwaukee before they were caught and arrested. Because the suspects are juveniles, it is the policy of the Boise PD to withhold the suspects names pending court action.