Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police


Contact: BPD Media Relations Office
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Suspected package thief facing multiple charges

Following investigations by Boise Police, Meridian Police and the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, suspect Jennifer Hays was arrested today on multiple charges and warrants.  Boise Police and Meridian Police Officers located Hays in the area of W McMillan Rd & N Ten Mile Rd and she was taken into custody during a traffic stop.  A K9 alerted on the vehicle and a search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia.  Officers also found two large sets of bolt cutters and other evidence linking the suspect to recent burglaries.

Over the last few weeks, officers have found evidence linking Hays to multiple package thefts and mailbox thefts.  One investigation began on December 19th when Boise Police were made aware of multiple delivery boxes discarded at a Boise business. Upon investigation officers were able to determine that the boxes had been stolen from multiple homes on the Boise bench.  Officers were also able to find security video of the suspects who discarded the boxes and identified the female suspect as Jennifer Hays.

Hays is facing multiple charges and investigations are ongoing.