Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police


Contact: BPD Media Relations Office
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, February 05, 2018

Suspects Identified in Golf Ball Vandalism

The investigation into dozens of reports of vandalism involving golf balls in north and southeast Boise is complete.  Since January 13th there have been over 30 reports with damage totaling over $15,000.  Boise Police detectives have identified six suspects and those suspects have confessed to the vandalism.  The report has been routed to the prosecutor for charges. 

Boise Police would like to thank the public for their numerous tips, pictures and video.  “Neighbors who see something and say something are crucial to helping solve these types of crimes,” said Sgt. Sara Hill, a School Resource Officer with the Boise Police Department.  “Thank you to everyone who called in with information or sent us video and images from their home surveillance cameras.  A good neighbor can be one of the best crime prevention tools.”

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 Previously released: Monday, January 29, 2018

Boise Police are investigating multiple reports of vandalism that happened Friday night in north Boise. The suspect or suspects used golf balls to break windows and cause damage to cars and homes.  About two dozen golf balls were found and the suspects, who threw or otherwise launched the golf balls, caused thousands of dollars in damage.  BPD received similar reports from victims on W. Ranch Rd., E. Hearthstone Dr., W. Villa Norte St., E. Braemere Rd, S. Sweetgrass Way, and E. Warm Springs Ave.  Officers made an extensive effort to locate all victims but if anyone in the area finds additional damage to their property they are encouraged to report it by calling dispatch at 208-377-6790.  Detectives are following up on multiple leads and the investigation into who caused the damage is ongoing.  Anyone with information about the crimes or the suspects is urged to call Crime Stoppers:  at 343-COPS (2677), www.343COPS.com, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.

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