No trespassing signs go up near sliding foothills houses

Posted at 2:27 PM, Dec 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-15 16:27:56-05
Two of the signs are located on the way in to Alto Via Court at the perimeter of the landslide area, one is to the east of the area, and two more are on walking paths that lead to the area.
In March, it was discovered that the ground in the 9-acre residential area was noticeably sliding, posing a public safety threat and undermining the structural integrity of six homes.  In May, ACHD closed Alto Via Court to the public.  Since that time, Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers have continued to work with private property owners in an attempt to secure the remaining homes and limit vandalism.  
Officers have cited or arrested dozens of people for trespassing.  These permanent “No Trespassing” signs warn potential violators that the area is a landslide hazard and is closed to the general public.  Boise Police are taking a zero tolerance approach in the area and anyone found trespassing will be charged.
Officers continue to warn Foothills users near Alto Via Court to beware of the landslide area due to its unsafe conditions and remind all that the area past the “No Trespassing” signs is closed to the public.  Anyone found to be trespassing on, vandalizing, or burglarizing property in the Alto Via Court area may face charges.