Over the last two days, Boise Police officers say they have found almost two dozen people trespassing on Alto Via Court in the Boise foothills.
Barricades clearly show the road is closed and the nearby homes are marked with “No Trespassing” signs because of a continuing land slide that has created large crevices in the ground and caused structural damage to the homes.
Boise Police are taking a “zero tolerance” stance toward anyone trespassing, vandalizing and burglarizing the properties on Alto Via Court, according to a BPD news release.
About 10 p.m. Tuesday, Boise Police officers were called after several people were seen on the balcony of an Alto Via Court home marked with “No Trespassing signs. When officers arrived, they located two suspects -- ages 20 and 21 -- who were cited for trespassing. Four others, all 18-years-old, fled when officers arrived.
Police were able to identify those suspects and cite them Wednesday for trespassing.
On Wednesday morning, Boise Police made contact with two people -- ages 25 and 27 -- in a vehicle who were trespassing on Alto Via Ct. Officers witnessed drug paraphernalia in plain view; the substance later tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine.
The two were arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail.
Also on Wednesday, between 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., officers cited twelve suspects for trespassing. Those suspects ranged in age from 15 to 50.
While officers were in the area last night, they say they could hear loud noises in the homes -- as the structures continued to shift and break apart.
Officers will continue to patrol the area of Alto Via Ct. and surveillance cameras are also in place, said the news release.
The public is reminded to not pass beyond the “Road Closed” signs; the area is not safe and people who venture onto private property could be charged.