Boise PD warns against throwing away trash

Posted at 6:31 PM, Dec 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-27 10:21:13-05

 You might be thinking about getting rid of all those boxes from Christmas gifts, but you'll want  to be careful how you do so.

The Boise Police Department says you shouldn't pile up empty boxes from holiday gifts on your curb for trash or recycle pick-up.

They say it advertises all your new, expensive gifts like TVs, laptops and game systems which makes it easy for thieves looking for a big score.

"If you have some trusted neighbors, neighborhood watch, if somebody is in your subdivision that doesn't look like they belong and they are doing something that makes you a little bit nervous please let nonemergency dispatch know about that."

Boise Police say you should break down the boxes or cut them up to fit inside your trash or recycle bin.  Consider putting the trash out the morning of pick-up and not the night before. They also say it's a good idea to keep an inventory and take pictures of items in your house in the case of a burglary.