Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Friday, January 18, 2019

Officers find and arrest home burglary suspect after a detailed search

Arrested:  Michael N. Tamburrino, 40, Star

Charged:  Burglary (F), Grand Theft (F), Grand Theft by Receiving, Possessing or Disposing of Stolen Property (F)

At 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, Boise Police officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a home on the 2600 block of Warm Springs Avenue.  Officers arrived at the address, which was a large property, and set up a containment perimeter.  Responding officers then began a detailed search of the residence, locating signs of forced entry and items out of place, but did not locate a suspect.  Among the items out of place was hunting and recreational gear loaded into the victim’s SVU and ready to be taken.  Officers also located evidence that a firearm was likely among the stolen items, increasing the need for officers to safely search and attempt to locate the suspect.  K9 Teams from the Ada County Sheriff’s Office and Meridian Police Department also responded to the residence to assist with an area search.  Following a lengthy search and track of the suspect, officers located a man, identified as Tamburrino, hiding in bushes on a nearby property.  Officers took Tamburrino into custody without incident and found stolen items from the home in his possession.  Tamburrino was booked into the Ada County Jail under the above charges.   BPD detectives are continuing to investigate.  Anyone with additional information about the burglary is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers: at 343-COPS (2677),, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.