Pair arrested for allegedly attempting to break into Boise church
Boise Police were called by a concerned citizen at 1:18 a.m. Monday morning reporting suspicious activity behind a church on the 9900 block of Ustick Road.
"The citizen told police dispatchers they had seen two people in a dark colored pickup drive to the back of the church and appeared to be trying to break into a storage shed," said Charles McClure with the Boise Police Department. "When officers arrived, they saw a female standing outside the shed near the pickup. She had several tools attached to a pouch on her hip."
The officers on scene searched for the second suspect and found him hiding inside the smaller of two sheds. He refused officer's commands to come out, even after being warned a police service dog was on scene.
"Officers deployed the dog, Diesel, who located, bit and held the suspect until officers could reach him and take him into custody," said McClure. "The male suspect... was treated by paramedics and released to officers. He too was found to be in possession of burglary tools."
Police arrested Amanda L. Rippey, 22 of Boise, on charges of Burglary, Possession of burglary tools and an outstanding warrant. Robert Knox, 28 of Boise, was arrested on charges of Burglary, Possession of burglary tools and resisting or obstructing officers.