Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Another Reported Prowler Sighting Near Boise State

Posted By on Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Boise Police say another alleged incident of a suspected prowler occurred near the campus of Boise State early Tuesday morning.

A Boise Avenue resident told law enforcement that someone was outside her home at about 12:40 a.m., activating a motion detector. 

Last week, Boise Police released two sketches of the suspected prowler, using information from two witnesses. BPD said that while the two sketches were different in hair, the facial features were similar.

The suspect has been described as a light-skinned male in his early 20s or 30s, medium build, 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall, and he has worn a white tank top beneath a dark zip-up hoodie. Some witnesses said that the suspect smelled of cigarettes.

Citizens are asked to immediately report any suspicious activity by calling 911.

“The suspect is someone’s neighbor, roommate, even family member, who is out on foot or his bike after midnight until just before sunrise. Someone may have an idea who this guy is and we’d like to hear from them,” said Lt. Bryan Hagler of Boise Police Department CID. "It's also possible the suspect is watching residents prior to prowling around their homes at night. We're urging people to be very aware of their surroundings and to continue to immediately report anything out of the ordinary."

In mid-September, two separate calls to Boise Police reported a man had actually gotten into the homes, with both callers waking up to a man standing in a bedroom. Police said at the time that it may have been the same suspect who was responsible for other break-ins since May.

On Oct. 1, another caller reported that someone was trying to break into her home on Boise Avenue, near Beacon Street.

Police are reminding residents to keep their windows and doors locked.


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