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Kuna teen hospitalized after crime spree

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 15:32:47-04

A 17-year-old boy ran through a Kuna neighborhood Tuesday night, forced his way into one house and tried to steal a truck, then broke into another home and battered an elderly man inside -- before he was arrested, according to a news release from Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

The boy was intoxicated during the spree and transported to a hospital for treatment, the report said.

The incident began around 8:30 p.m. in a neighborhood just south of the Kuna/Ten Mile Roads intersection, while kids were still trick-or-treating.

The boy ran through the Sutter’s Mill neighborhood, where he forced his way into a home on Yukon Drive, started arguing with the people who live there, then jumped into a truck in the driveway and tried to start it, the release stated.

A person lives at the home pulled the boy out before he could drive away.

“The boy then took off running and broke into a nearby home on Whitehorse Avenue, where he knocked over and then threatened an elderly man who lives there. The boy then took off his clothes and hid in a bedroom until Kuna Police arrived moments later and took him into custody. The elderly man did not appear to be injured,” the release said.

Paramedics treated the boy at the scene, then drove him to a local hospital for treatment.

It is unclear why the boy picked the two homes to break into, since he did not know the people who lived there.

Kuna Police are still investigating the case and determining what crimes the boy will be charged with when he is released from the hospital.