Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Theft of goods at local merchant leads to burglary charge; Daily incident report

  Arrested: Michael J. Sanders, 23, Mesa AZ. 

  Charges: Burglary (F)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 3600 block of West State Street yesterday, August 6th, at approximately 1:00 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect fill a grocery basket with items and then leave the store without paying for them. Loss prevention agents followed the suspect until officers arrived and recovered the items. Officers believe the suspect entered the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the burglary charge. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

   The Boise Police Department has developed a positive, productive working relationship with loss prevention agents from many local retail stores, large and small, local and national chains. The goal of the program is to work with retailers and the Boise business community to reduce retail theft and fraud, crimes that have significant impacts on consumer prices.


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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information