Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Friday, June 01, 2007

Update: Arrest in Home Robberies

Update: Arrest in Home Robberies

      Overnight, Boise Police arrested the fourth and final suspect in a series of home robberies.


Arrested: Aaron Stropkai, 18, Boise

Charged: Robbery


      Officers tracking Stropkai had information that led them to the 11000 blk of Ustick, where Stropkai was found in a vehicle and taken into custody.


Previous Releases:

    Boise, May 31, 2007 - Boise Police have three of four suspects in custody in connection with three recent home robberies.

    Arrested: Skyler Knappenberger, 18, Boise - Knappenberger was taken into custody by Boise Police last night at an apartment near Canal & Vista.

    Arrested: Ryan A. Warlaw, 17, Boise -  Wardlaw was arrested when he turned himself into police late Tuesday.

    Arrested: Andrew C. Wixson, 19, Boise - Wixson was arrested Saturday, May 26th when officers found him at an apartment on the 3000 blk of N. Five Mile (see news release dated May 26, 2007).

    Suspect still Outstanding: Aaron William Stropkai 18, Boise -  white male 6'2, 180lbs with Brown hair and brown eyes.

    All four suspects currently face robbery charges.

    Boise Police Detectives have also linked the suspects to two other home robberies, one that occurred May 16th shortly before midnight at an apartment on the 1800 blk of Cole Rd. (see news release dated May 17, 2007), and a second that occurred at approx. 11:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19th at an apartment on the 4000 blk of Dorian. During the May 19th robbery, victims reported three men, one with a handgun and one with a stun gun, entered their residence and robbed them of several personal items.

    Boise Police are working with Ada County Prosecutors and expect more charges will be filed against the suspects in connection with the May 16th & May 19th robberies.

    Boise Police detectives have made a connection to show the suspects targeted the victims, however details remain under investigation.

    Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of suspect Aaron Stroplai is urged to call Crime Stoppers. Your call can remain anonymous and you could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.