Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Would be thieves don't get far; Five Arrested on theft, burglary charges; BPD Daily Incident Report

Arrested: Kelsey Lafollette, 24, Boise

Charged: Burglary (F)

Boise Police were called at 1:49 this morning to a residence on North Allumbaugh Street just south of West Fairview Avenue. The caller reported a woman had just entered her pick up truck that had been parked in front of the residence, and inadvertently left unlocked. The victim reported she had heard the noise, gone outside and confronted the suspect. The victim reported the suspect had taken several items and was last seen walking northbound on Allumbaugh towards Fairview. Officers were able to get a good suspect description from the victim and soon found a woman matching that description. Officers soon found evidence linking the suspect to the theft, including being in possession of several items the victim reported stolen, including sunglasses, makeup and clothing. Officers arrested the suspect on the above charge and booked her into the Ada County Jail.

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Arrested: Tye Lee Davis, 32, Boise

Arrested: Cassy M. Masse, 27, Boise

Arrested: Kerry E. Woodard, 35, Garden City

All Charged: Burglary (F)

Boise officers were called to a retail store on the 8300 block of West Overland Road yesterday afternoon by store employees who reported the theft of a television. One suspect was being detained by employees. Two others were seen by witnesses driving away. Witnesses were able to get a license plate of the suspect vehicle and provided it to officers. A short time later, officers located the vehicle and identified two additional suspects. Investigating officers found all three entered the store with the intention of stealing, making the crime a felony burglary. All three were arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charge.

The Boise Police Department’s Organized Retail Crime Interdiction Unit, which investigates cases of retail theft and fraud has developed a cooperative relationship with loss prevention agents from a large number of local retail stores that allows for sharing of critical information with law enforcement and other retailers. These relationships continually result in arrests for a variety of fraud, theft, even violent crimes. The goal of the ORC Unit is to work with retailers and the Boise business community to reduce retail theft and fraud, crimes that have significant impacts on consumer prices, and to reduce other crimes associated with retail theft.

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Arrested: Mark D. Bennett, 27, Boise

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

Boise Police were contacted December 1, 2013 about the theft of tools, cash and guns from the office of a small business in Northwest Boise. Boise Police patrol and property crimes detectives have been investigating and found evidence pointing to the suspect, Bennett. The suspect is known to the victim. Officers located the suspect at his place of employment yesterday. After speaking with the suspect, officers arrested him on the above charges. 

Theft and Robbery Prevention Strategies: Boise Police Crime Prevention experts are available to provide free training to business owners, managers and employees on proven crime prevention practices and procedures regarding theft and robbery. For more, contact Ed Fritz at efritz@cityofboise.org