Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Officers find teenage suspects in series of car burglaries; BPD Watch Log

Arrested: 4 male juveniles, ages 14 to 16, Boise

All Charged: Burglary (F)

Boise Police were called at 2:55 this morning by a citizen in the neighborhood northeast of West Overland and South Cole Roads. The citizen reported seeing four young males who appeared to be burglarizing vehicles. When officers arrived, they found several cars that had obviously been entered as car doors were open, dome lights were on and glove boxes left open.

“Thanks to a very alert neighbor, officers were able to find suspects in what looks like a series of vehicle burglaries, which very likely prevented even more crimes,” said Lt. Ron Winegar of the Boise Police Department. 

“This is also a good reminder to all of us to lock our vehicles. It appears these thefts were simply crimes of opportunity with would-be thieves targeting cars with unlocked doors. “ said Lt. Winegar.

A short time after finding the burglarized cars, officers found four teen boys ages 14 to 16 walking near Hummel and South Brooklawn Drive. After some investigation, officers found evidence the teens had stolen items from several cars parked on the streets and in driveways. Although the boys were found in possession of burglary tools, it appears the cars were entered through unlocked doors.

Officers also found evidence the boys may be connected to other recent vehicle burglaries reported in that neighborhood in recent weeks. Three of the four live in the neighborhood where the crimes occurred. The boys were charged with burglary and released to the custody of their parents.

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Arrested: Stephanie M. Vance, aka Kennedy, 38, Boise

Charged: DUI (F)

A Boise Police officer on patrol last night at 10:00 p.m. spotted a driver without headlights near West Fairview Avenue and North Raymond Street. When the officer stopped and spoke with the driver, he could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage, and could see her eyes were glassy and bloodshot. The driver failed field sobriety tests. A breath test resulted in .098/.117 breath alcohol content. Officers found the driver had a previous Felony DUI in August of 2008 in another state, making this charge also a felony DUI. Officers booked the driver into the Ada County Jail.

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Arrested: Kathryn H. Maxson, aka Rossi, 51, Boise

Charged: Aggravated Assault (F), Battery on an Officer (F), DUI (m)

Boise Police were called to a location on North Liberty Street north of West Franklin Road Monday, August 11 for a check on a possible drunk driver. Officers located the vehicle and found the suspect in the driver’s seat. Another individual at that location who is known to the suspect reported to officers the suspect had just tried to hit them with her vehicle. The suspect failed field sobriety tests. As officers were escorting her into the Ada County Jail, she struggled with them, kicking an officer in the leg. A breath test resulted in .200/.198 breath alcohol content. Officers booked the suspect into the Jail on the above charges.