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Boise Police still searching for American flags stolen from North End neighborhood

Boise Police still searching for American flags stolen from North End neighborhood

By James Cramer. CREATED Jul 4, 2013

Boise Police are still asking for the public's help in locating 27 stolen American flags on the 4th of July.

Detectives received several calls immediately after the incident occurred, unfortunately those calls did not result in identifiable suspects or the return of the flags. Detectives are asking anyone who may have seen something who may have information in this case to call Crime Stoppers!

Anyone with information is urged to contact Boise Police through non-emergency dispatch, 377-6790 or call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS. Tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers via their web site at www.343COPS.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.

Boise Police are searching for 27 American flags stolen on historic Harrison Boulevard sometime during the night between July 3rd and July 4th.

"Whoever stole these flags sorely underestimated the meaning and value these flags have to this neighborhood, especially on this day," said Boise Police Patrol Lt. Dave Burch.

Between Hill Road to Hays Street, 27 American flags between 3’ x 5’ in size and at a cost of $50 each, had been hung with brackets on light poles 12 feet high. Officers believed whoever stole the flags must have used a ladder to reach the brackets, and estimates the process took around two hours to take down all the flags. The cost of the flags means that whoever stole them will be facing a felony.

"This neighborhood takes pride in the rich history of their area and displaying the American flags on Independence Day is a big part of that. This crime literally rains on a neighborhoods Fourth of July Parade. We want to find these flags soon and get them back to the residents who take pride in them." said Lt. Burch.