Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Update: Arrest in Bank Robbery (1)

Update: Arrest in Bank Robbery

    Boise, May 8, 2007 - Boise Police Detectives have been notified by police in California that a man wanted for robbing a Boise bank is behind bars.

    Arrested: Brian R. Spaude, 44, last known address: Nampa

    Charge:  Robbery

    Boise Police were able to identify Spaude as their suspect in the robbery of the Zions bank at Cole & Fairview April 20th. A warrant was issued for Spaude's arrest indicating he would be brought back to Boise on the charge if he was found by police anywhere in the country.

    Officers in Pleasanton, California tell Boise Detectives they saw a man acting suspicious near a local motel last Sunday night. As officers investigated, they identified the man as Spaude, found he had the arrest warrant from Boise and took him into custody.


Bank Robbery Suspect Identified:  

      Boise, April 25, 2007 - Boise Police have identified the man believed to have robbed a bank last Friday.

      An arrest warrant has been issued for:

     Suspect: Brian R. Spaude, 44, last known address: Nampa. Spaude was released earlier this month from the Idaho State Prison system where he was held for burglary and grand theft.

      Spaude was identified after several citizen calls to Crime Stoppers following the broadcast and printing of his description by local media last Friday following the robbery.

      Spaude faces robbery charges in connection with the bank robbery last Friday, April 20th, of the Zions Bank at Cole & Fairview. Detectives located a vehicle Spaude borrowed and used in Friday's robbery, a silver Hundai. Spaude is no longer driving that vehicle.

      Officers have conducted an extensive search for Spaude throughout the Treasure Valley however Spaude has not been located.

      Spaude is described as a white male, 6', 185 lbs, sandy blond hair and green eyes.

      Anyone with information on Spaude's whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS. Anyone with information leading to Spaude's arrest may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.