Monthly Archives: August 2010

National Night Out

Please check out the Boise Police website (link below). There is some information on National Night Out here in Boise with photos from several events. You might recognize your neighbors. Thanks to all who participated! It was so much fun!

National Night Out

Increase in vehicle burglaries

I was notified by our Crime Analysis Unit that since May (2010), there has been a significant increase in vehicle burglaries throughout Boise. The areas on the bench that have experienced the highest increase are:

Area between Mitchell/Northview
Area around Milwaukee, Fairview to Ustick
Business and neighborhoods in the Fairview/Cole area
Between Fairview/Northview, Cole to Curtis
Alpine/Owyhee area

The areas in the valley have experienced the highest increase are:
Area around Taft/28th
Area around 26th north of Main
Hale, east of Broadway area

Other areas have also seen increases. The majority of entries are made through unlocked doors and open windows. The peak times have been early morning hours, but we’ve taken reports where these are occurring from mid-afternoon through 8 a.m.

This is a preventable crime. No one wants to experience loss of property, damage, or the hassle these can cause. Please encourage your neighbors to remove property from their vehicles, roll up their windows and to lock them. Installing motion sensor lights that are triggered by anything 45 lbs or greater, or photo cell (dusk-to-dawn) lights, that are properly positioned can be effective in deterring criminals.

Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend!

Charlene Miller
Crime Prevention Unit
Boise Police Department
333 N. Sailfish Place
Boise, ID 83704

Boise Police adopts new program to help keep young drivers safe!

Boise Police adopts new program to help keep young drivers safe!

    The Boise Police Department, working with a grant from the Idaho Department of Transportation and other local agencies have begun to offer unique classes specifically focused on young motorists! The first class took place last night at City Hall West in Boise. There is currently no fee for taking the course and it may help lower your insurance rates depending on the insurance company. The class takes approximately 4 and a half hours to complete and graduates walk away with a diploma to present to their insurance carrier. The Alive and 25 course was developed in Colorado and the program has seen great success in that state. You can learn more about the program, find a course to attend and sign up for a class at
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Door to Door Alarm Sales

I received information about another alarm company selling security systems door-to-door.   This one does (as

of today) have the Boise City License to sell, but they are telling residents about the “burglary down the street that recently occurred” to make their sale.  Many solicitors use scare tactics and fear to make their sales, Continue reading »