Boise man faces 23 felony burglary charges

Posted at 2:00 PM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-20 16:00:56-04

A Boise man is in the Ada County Jail, facing 23 felony burglary charges.

Shortly after 11 p.m. last Saturday, Boise Police officers were called to the Boise State University Lincoln parking garage about a possible vehicle burglary in progress. 

When officers arrived, they saw a man being detained by Boise State Security. 

Police began an investigation and located evidence connecting the suspect, later identified as Brett Rodgers, 23, of Boise, to the vehicle burglaries, according to a BPD news release. 

A search of the parking lot showed the suspect had broken into 23 vehicles, the release stated.

Boise Police and the Boise State Department of Public Safety  began contacting the vehicles’ owners. They also set up extra security to make sure there was no further damage to the vehicles in the parking garage.

“This is a great example of a citizen noticing something strange and reporting it to police,” said Boise Police Lt. Rob Gallas. “Because of that alert citizen, we were able to quickly identify a suspect and recover the stolen property. The Boise Police Department worked together with the Boise State Department of Public Safety and Boise State’s Facilities and Operations Management to arrest the suspect and take additional steps to make sure the victim’s vehicles were safe in the garage.”