Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Officers Investigate Appliance, Copper Theft from East Boise Business

Boise, Oct. 18, 2012 - Boise Police are investigating the theft of appliances and copper wiring from an East Boise business, a loss of more than $45,000.

What Happened: Boise Police were called earlier this week by employees of the business after they came to work and found nine kitchen appliances, 11 TV's and eight roles of copper wiring gone. The appliances stolen are described as:

  • three Whirlpool dishwashers
  • three Whirlpool ranges
  • three Whirlpool microwaves
  • 11 Samsung 26" LED TV's

The theft occurred sometime last weekend between Friday, Oct. 12th and Monday, Oct. 15th. At this time, officers are investigating how the items were taken.

Crime Stoppers: Officers believe someone may have seen the thief with the large number of appliances. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.

Business Security Survey: The Boise Police Crime Prevention Unit offers free security surveys to Boise businesses. A crime prevention expert will survey the property and suggest steps to improve security that may include landscaping, lighting, fencing or other security steps a business can take to prevent theft and crime on their property. For more information, call the Boise Police Crime Prevention Unit at 570-6071.