Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Friday, November 16, 2018

Burglary suspects located, arrested thanks to community response

Arrested:  Jerry D. Owens, 42, Boise

Charged:  Burglary (F), Attempted Burglary (F), Possession of a Controlled Substance (F)

Arrested:  Daniel C. Kelliher, 20, Boise

Charged:   Burglary (F), Attempted Burglary (F)

Arrested:  Opal E. Howard, 21, Boise

Charged:   Burglary (F), Attempted Burglary (F)

After receiving numerous tips from the community regarding a recent attempted burglary in Boise and a burglary in Garden City, Boise Police officers responded to the area of 27th Street and Davis Street where they located a vehicle being driven by a man who matched the suspect description.  Also in the vehicle were a male and female who officers recognized from surveillance photos.  Officers conducted a traffic stop and detained the three pending investigation.  As Owens was being taken into custody, officers located a small baggie in his possession which contained a crystal substance that tested presumptive positive for amphetamine.  Evidence gathered indicated the three suspects had attempted to break in to a store on the 5200 block of Fairview on Tuesday morning.  Garden City Police Department detectives also responded and their investigation revealed evidence that the same three suspects had successfully broken into an electronics store on 37th Street that same morning and stolen electronic items.  Additional stolen property located during the investigation was connected to another burglary that occurred in Garden City on October 16 in the 4600 block of Chinden Blvd. The three were transported to the Ada County Jail where they were booked on burglary and attempted burglary charges.  The stolen items were recovered and are in the process of being returned to the rightful owners.  

“We want to thank community members and the media for stepping up and helping us identify these suspects.  This was a team effort all around, from the community to Garden City Police detectives and Boise Police detectives and patrol officers,” BPD Property Crimes Sergeant John Terry said.                 

Garden City Police Lieutenant Abe Blount said, “Many of these crimes cross into multiple jurisdictions.  This investigation was another example of how well our organizations work together and share information to solve crimes in our communities.”

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