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Please help officers locate wallet thieves.
January 27, 2022

On Monday January 24, multiple reports where received in the area of two males stealing wallets from purses inside retail stores.  One male would distract the shopper, while the other would quickly remove the victim's wallet from their purse.  The victim's credit card were quickly used at other retail locations to make purchases.
 
If you have any information on these crimes, report it to Crime Stoppers by calling 208-343-COPS.
 
Officers encourage shoppers to not leave purse open and unattended in shopping carts.  Carry your purse on your body, with the strap over your neck and shoulder.
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Recent thefts from vehicles in Boise.
January 27, 2022

On Saturday Jan. 22 and Sunday Jan. 23, officers took multiple reports of car windows being smashed and items taken from Kathryn Albertson’s Park and the Youth Optimist Fields in Boise.  In these thefts purses and wallets were taken and the victims credit cards were used to make over $12,000 of purchases.

If you have any information on these crimes and who may be responsible, you can leave a tip with crime stoppers at 343-COPS.

When visiting area trailheads, parks, or other recreation destinations, we encourage you to not leave your wallet or purse behind in your vehicle. Take it with you or leave your wallet/purse at home and only take the essentials you need like a driver’s license and keys.

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Help Officers Locate Catalytic Converter Theft Suspects
January 14, 2022

Since Oct 1, Boise Officers have taken over 40 reports of catalytic converters stolen from vehicles.

A catalytic converter is part of the exhaust system under your car that converts hazardous exhaust into less harmful gasses.  During the pandemic the prices of the metals in a converter have skyrocketed creating an incentive for criminals to commit thefts.  With the right tool your catalytic converter can be removed in less than two minutes.

Most of the crimes have happened in business parking lots overnight, but there have also been reports from apartment complexes.  A victim will typically know something is wrong when they start their vehicle and it sounds very loud, like the muffle is missing. 

You can do things, such as install anti-theft devices to make your converter more difficult to steal and mark or etch them making them easier to track down if they are stolen.

If you have a place to secure your vehicle overnight, like your garage or other well-lit secured area, you can reduce the chances of becoming a victim.

If you have any information on individuals stealing or buying stolen catalytic converters you can report this anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS (2677).



Boise Police Asking For Information On A Robbery
January 07, 2022

Officers responded to the report of a robbery that occurred off W. Boise Ave. on Tuesday January 4, just after 8pm.  Through the course of the investigation officers learned the two victims had arranged to meet someone to purchase an item found for sale on Craigslist.  The male they met displayed a weapon and took an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the area.

The suspect is described as a WMA, approx. 20-25 years old, around 6 ft. tall, wearing dark clothing, a black baseball hat, and a white facemask.

If you have any information on this crime, you can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 208-343-COPS (2677).  You will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

When buying and meeting people for an online sale:

  1. Always insist on meeting in a public place, the busier the better.  Meeting inside will have more people around.  Daylight hours and transactions are preferred.
  2. Avoid meeting in secluded places or go to or invite strangers into your home.
  3. Be cautious when buy and selling expensive or highly desired items.
  4. Only bring the amount of money you need for the item, or consider meeting first then getting money for your payment and coming back.
  5. Always tell someone where you are going and consider taking someone with you.
  6. Always trust your instincts.  If something does not seem right, avoid the situation and seller/buyer.
  7. Don’t forgot you phone so you can call for help if needed.


Help Officer Identify Burglary Suspect (BPD DR21-121732)
December 17, 2021

On December 12, officers responded to the report of a residential burglary in the 2600 block of W. Fairview Ave.  The victim reported a large amount of cash and jewelry was taken in the theft.  Officers were able to obtain video of a female involved and a vehicle connected to the theft.

 

If you have any information on the identity of the female suspect or her vehicle, leave a tip at www.343cop.com or call 208-343-COPS (2677).

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Help Boise Officers identify a Porch Pirate (BPD DR#21-121620)
December 15, 2021

On December 10, officers took a report of a theft from a doorstep in the 800 block of N. 27th street in Boise.  The theft was captured on the victim’s video doorbell.  Video shows a male walking by the address when he spots the package on the doorstep.  He reaches down to grab the package when he notices the video doorbell.  He leaves, only to reappear seconds later with his face covered and takes the package.

If you have any information on the identity of the subject, you can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at www.343COPS.com or by calling 208-343-COPS (2677).

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Help Identify Grand Theft Suspect (BPD21-121109)
December 09, 2021

On December 1, a victim left their wallet on the counter of a business in the 2600 of S. Orchard in Boise after completing a purchase.

The next day on December 2, the victim was alerted to a transaction at a business in Nampa on one of the credit cards that was in the lost wallet.

Officers were able to obtain video of a male subject leaving the Boise business with the victim’s wallet.  Video was also captured of the vehicle the male was driving, a white early 2000 Jeep Cherokee with a black rack and light bar.

To view pictures of the suspect and his vehicle go to 343-COPS.com and click on unsolved crimes.

If you have any information on the identity of the subject or the vehicle, you can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at www.343COPS.com or by calling 208-343-COPS (2677).

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Help Identify Grand Theft Suspects (BPD21-120705)
December 02, 2021

On Nov. 24, officers took a grand theft report at an address in the 8600 block of W. Fairview Ave. in Boise.  Video was captured from Nov. 23 of the theft of three catalytic converters from vehicles in a parking lot.  The suspects were seen arriving just after 830pm in what appears to be a Mitsubishi Eclipse 2 door hatchback. 

If you have any information on the identity of the subjects or the vehicle, you can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at www.343COPS.com or by calling 208-343-COPS (2677).

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Boise Police ask for help in identifying a vehicle burglary suspect (BPD 21-116680)
October 28, 2021

On September 22, a victim dropped their keys while entering a retail location in the 8200 block of W. Fairview Ave.    An unknown female picks up the keys, locates the victim’s vehicle in the parking lot, and enters the car.  The unknown female then enters the store and turns the keys into the retailer. 

Upon claiming their keys and returning to the vehicle, the victim realizes their wallet that was left in the vehicle was missing. 

Officers were able to obtain pictures of the unknown female from cameras at the retailer.

If you have any information on the identity of this subject, you can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at www.343COPS.com or by calling 208-343-COPS (2677).

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Boise Police ask for your help identifying a burglary suspect. (BPD21-117361)
October 21, 2021

On Thursday September 30 a victim reported having their keys taken from their locker while working out at a gym in southwest Boise.  The suspect used the victim’s keys to gain access into the victim’s vehicle stealing their wallet, which contained debit and credit cards.

The victim’s credit cards were used at a Meridian retailer to make purchases.  Officers were able to obtain pictures of the suspect and his vehicle.

If you have any information on the identity of this subject, you can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at www.343COPS.com or by calling 208-343-COPS (2677).

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