Four teens charged with burglary after late night crime spree

Four teens charged with burglary after late night crime spree

By On Your Side Newsroom. CREATED Aug 13, 2014

Four teens between the ages of 14 and 16 have been arrested for burglary in a neighborhood near Overland and Cole Road after a neighbor called Boise Police at 2:55 a.m. on August 13.

The citizen reported to police that he saw four males who were stealing from vehicles, and when officers arrived they found several cars that had been broken into.

“Thanks to a very alert neighbor, officers were able to find suspects in what looks like a series of vehicle burglaries, which very likely prevented even more crimes,” said Lt. Ron Winegar of the Boise Police Department.

“This is also a good reminder to all of us to lock our vehicles. It appears these thefts were simply crimes of opportunity with would-be thieves targeting cars with unlocked doors. “ said Lt. Winegar.

Officers found the group of teens near Hummel and South Brooklawn Drive and discovered the boys had enough evidence on them to prove they had committed the crime. The boys had burglary tools on them, but the majority of the cars had unlocked doors.

Officers also found evidence the boys may be connected to other recent vehicle burglaries reported in that neighborhood in recent weeks. Three of the four live in the neighborhood where the crimes occurred.

The boys were charged with burglary and released to the custody of their parents.