Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police


Contact: BPD Media Relations Office
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, March 20, 2017

Watch log: Two separate burglary investigations

Man arrested for 23 vehicle burglaries at Boise State University

Arrested: Brett Rodgers, 23, Boise

Charges: Burglary (F) – 23 counts

On Saturday, March 18th at 11:11 p.m. Boise Police were called to the Boise State University Lincoln parking garage about a possible vehicle burglary in progress.  Officers arrived and saw an individual being detained by Boise State Security.  Boise Police began an investigation and located evidence connecting the suspect, Brett Rodgers, to the vehicle burglaries.  A search of the parking lot showed that the suspect had broken into 23 vehicles.  Boise Police and the Boise State Department of Public Safety immediately began attempts to contact the owners of the vehicles.  They also worked to pull additional resources and set up extra security to make sure there was no further damage to the vehicles in the parking garage.

“This is a great example of a citizen noticing something strange and reporting it to police,” said Boise Police Lt.  Rob Gallas. “Because of that alert citizen, we were able to quickly identify a suspect and recover the stolen property. The Boise Police Department worked together with the Boise State Department of Public Safety and Boise State’s Facilities and Operations Management to arrest the suspect and take additional steps to make sure the victim’s vehicles were safe in the garage.”   

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Business burglarized overnight

Monday morning at 4:00 a.m. Boise Police were dispatched to a burglary call on the 10000 block of West Fairview.  Officers were notified that the suspect likely gained access to the business through the roof.  Officers began an investigation and gathered evidence from the scene. The suspect got away with cash and other items from the business.  The investigation is ongoing.