Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, December 13, 2012

UPDATE: Dog Stolen from Vehicle is Found Safe

 Boise, Dec. 13, 2012, 7:15 p.m. - Boise Police are happy to report tonight that a dog, a small poodle stolen from a vehicle earlier this week has been found safe and healthy and returned to the owner.

   What Happened: Boise Police officers working on the case were in Nampa this evening following a lead when a Nampa resident called police to report they had just seen the dog. The witness reported they saw the dog being walked by an individual. They recognized the dog's unique appearance from media and social media reports. Along with contacting police, the witness also contacted the dog's owner. When Nampa Police arrived, the witness was able to take officers to a nearby home where officers found the dog safe. The dog was soon reunited with the owner.

   Suspect: Officers have identified a suspect in the theft. Previously released photos showed two individuals with the dog at a retail store last weekend. Officers have identified both those individuals. Officers say at this time the investigation has found only one is actually responsible for the theft. That suspect is a juvenile who lives in Nampa. Officers reports will be forwarded to prosecutors to review for possible criminal charges.



Previously Released: /home/news-releases/2012/12/dog-theft-do-you-recognize-these-suspects/

Dec. 11, 2012 -  Boise Police detectives want your help finding a distinctive dog that was stolen from a vehicle by two suspects in Boise late last week. 

   What happened: On Friday December 7th officers received a report of a theft from a parking lot at a retail store on the 8300 block of West Overland at approximately 6:30 p.m. The victim tells police the small poodle was left in an unlocked vehicle while the owner went inside to shop. When the owner returned to the vehicle, the dog was gone.  Unfortunately, the surveillance footage from the parking lot did not yield a vehicle or suspect description. The animal is valued at more than $1,000.00

The dog is described as: a black male Toy Poodle with an orange mohawk down its back.

On Saturday December 8th, officers received a call from a concerned citizen who believes he may have seen the dog in the possession of two female suspects at a store on 12th Avenue in Nampa. According to the witness the suspects purchased dog related items at the store and then left with a dog that matched the description of the stolen poodle. 

Crime Stoppers: Anyone with any information on this case 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.