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UPDATE: Car burglary suspects turn themselves in after mugshots appear on news

Steve Bertel

UPDATE: Car burglary suspects turn themselves in after mugshots appear on news

CREATED Jul. 9, 2013

UPDATE: A 22 year-old from Meridian, and a 21 year-old from Boise have turned themselves in after seeing their images broadcasted across the Treasure Valley.

Detectives have interviewed the men and both confessed to breaking into the Jeep on June 24 and using the credit cards taken from the truck.

All of the information and evidence will be routed to the Ada County Prosecutor's Office for charges.

The men face felony burglary and fraud charges. Their names will be released after those charges are filed.



Ada County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for whoever broke into a Jeep Wrangler in the driveway of a south Boise-area home in late June and took climbing gear and credit cards from inside.

Surveillance video from Boise-area stores shows two men attempting to use one of the stolen credit cards between 2:30 to 3:30 a.m. on June 24 – a short time after the Jeep was broken into, according to Ada County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Patrick Orr.

“The victim told deputies the break-in occurred sometime after 8 p.m. on June 23. The Jeep was parked in the driveway of his home on W. Stirrup Street in the Maple Grove/Lake Hazel roads neighborhood,” Orr said.

Investigators said the victim found out about the break-in after getting a call from his credit union around lunchtime June 24 asking him about suspicious purchases made on his credit card overnight.

“In addition to the credit card, the thieves also took a money clip, a debit card, a driver’s license, and several specialized pieces of rock climbing equipment from inside, including shoes, carabineers, and a harness,” Orr stated.

Store surveillance video shows two men trying to purchase several hundred dollars worth of items from a Walmart store, but then leaving when the card is rejected.

Ada County Sheriff’s deputies are asking anyone who recognizes the two men in the surveillance footage, or knows anything about the case, to call Crime Stoppers at 343-2677 or submit a tip online at

Go to to see video of the pickup the suspects were driving in the early morning hours of June 24.