Police: Four 12-year-old boys responsible Kuna area crime spree

Posted at 1:47 PM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 15:47:20-04

At least a dozen people who left their vehicles unlocked in the Ten Mile Road/Deer Flat Road/Linder Road/Avalon Street neighborhoods in the Kuna area during the early morning hours of June 11th woke up to find items stolen from their vehicles, according to a news release from the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

Juvenile Court charges are now pending against four 12-year-old boys, who authorities say were caught shortly after a resident saw them breaking into a car in the driveway of his Trini Street home in Kuna, just after 4 a.m. that morning, the release stated.

Items stolen included money, vape pipes, ear buds, flashlights, cigarettes, phone charges, and a purse.
On June 12, Kuna Police said they interviewed the boys, and eventually located some of the stolen items.

Police say there have been numerous cases over the years of people “jockeyboxing” –- in which thieves walk through neighborhoods, looking for unlocked vehicles. If they find a vehicle not locked, they then open it and steal anything of value.

If you live in Kuna area and suspect you may have had items stolen, you are urged to contact the Kuna Police Department at 577-3860.