Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Burglary foiled thanks to alert neighbor, quick officer response

Boise Police have arrested two people after they were found on the roof of a Vista Ave. retail outlet. Officers have reason to believe the two were planning to enter the business in an apparent burglary attempt. However, an alert neighbor spotted the pair, called police and the suspects were captured.

"We're all in this together when it comes to keeping our neighborhoods safe," said Lt. Andy Johnson of the Boise Police Patrol Division. "This neighbor saw something they thought was suspicious activity in progress, they called 911 and we took it from there. We believe, thanks to that citizen's help, we prevented at least, one crime, saved at least one local business from losses, thanks to a citizen who cared enough to pay attention."

What Happened: At 5:12 a.m. Boise Police dispatchers received a call from a person who lives near the business, located on the 600 block of S. Vista Ave.  The citizen reported to police seeing two people on the roof of the business. 

Officers responded quickly and immediately set up what's called a perimeter around the building to prevent the suspect's from getting away. A Boise Police K9 was also called to the scene. Officers waited for daylight, then with the help of a ladder truck from the Boise Fire Department, officers went up to the roof and were able to locate and capture the suspects. 

Arrested: Cody Tennant, 27, Boise

Arrested: Spencer Sanders, 29, Boise

Both Charged: Attempted Burglary (F), Possession of burglary tools (m)