Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Update: Additional charges filed against Boise pair for series of home burglaries

Boise Police have filed several additional felonies against a pair of Boise teenagers connected to a series of home burglaries. One of the teens, suspect Canyon Lund faces charges connected to at least ten home burglaries throughout Boise since late last summer.

"This is good detective work piecing these crimes together. Unfortunately, we weren't able to recover much of the stolen property, but detectives have connected these suspects to a good number of burglaries that we hope puts a stop to their crime spree," said Capt. Scott Mulcahy of the Boise Police Criminal Investigation Division.

Officers believe the suspects stole jewelry and small electronics from people's homes with the intention of selling or trading the items for drugs.

Suspect: Canyon Lund, 19, Boise

Charged: 9 counts Grand Theft, 12 Counts Burglary

Suspect: Selma Pasic, 18, Boise

Charged: 6 counts Grand Theft (F), 6 counts Burglary

What Happened: In late August, 2013, Boise Police began investigating reports of home burglaries with similar patterns. The crimes occurred during the daytime with forced entry mainly of doors leading into an attached garage with the suspects entering homes via the garage entry. On September 19, 2013, Boise Police arrested Lund and another suspect, Brandyn Thompson and charged them with several counts each of burglary and grand theft. The suspects were arrested after an alert neighbor saw a suspicious vehicle parked near one of the victimized homes and called police (see BPD news release issued Sept. 20, 2013). Lund was released from jail November 1, 2013 pending refiling of the charges. 

Beginning November 18th, officers again began seeing a pattern of similar daytime home break-ins.

Pair Arrested Dec. 5: Boise Police, who had been searching for Lund, located him December 5th at the Boise home of a friend. He was arrested on the original five counts of burglary and grand theft connected to the home break-ins in August and September, charges that were refiled November 20th (see BPD news release issued Dec. 6, 2013). 

Officers also arrested Pasic December 5th for Harboring a Fugitive. Pasic is accused of knowingly providing a wanted suspect, Lund, with lodging and transportation knowing police were looking for him.

Additional Break-ins - Additional Charges: Boise Police continued to investigate and found evidence linking both Lund and Pasic to the burglaries that occurred during the brief time Lund was out of jail. In late December, Boise Police, working with Ada County Prosecutors, secured additional charges against Lund and Pasic. The pair is charged with several additional counts of grand theft and burglary in connection with five additional homes break-ins in neighborhoods scattered throughout the city between November 18 and December 4, 2013, as well as entering businesses attempting to sell the stolen items.  

Recovered Property: Officers were able to recover and return some of the property reported stolen by the victims. However many of the items had already been sold or traded by the suspects for drugs.

Crime Prevention Tips

More than 60 percent of home break-ins happen during the day, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Boise Police crime prevention experts have several tips for homeowners to help protect their homes and property. Click here for more. 

Neighborhood Watch: Neighborhood Watch is a proven way for residents to keep their homes and families safe. To learn more about Neighborhood Watch, including joining or starting one on your area, contact Carrie Demirelli in the Boise Police Crime Prevention Unit, cdemirelli@cityofboise.org.