Police: Three in custody following attempted robbery, burglary in Meridian

Posted at 7:09 AM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 19:34:38-04

UPDATE: Meridian Police say they have three suspects in custody.

More information will be released soon.


Original Story:

Police are investigating an early-morning crime spree that spanned Ada and Canyon Counties.

Meridian Police were called to the Walmart near the corner of Eagle and Fariview for a report of an attempted robbery at 3:20 a.m..  Investigators say a woman was sitting in her car when two males came towards it.  That's when she says one of them shattered one of her windows with a baseball bat and demanded her possessions.  She was able to drive away without giving them anything.

She says the suspects were roughly 5'8" tall, wearing hoodies and had their faces covered.  She also told police about a possible third suspect in a nearby SUV.

Just 10 minutes later police were sent to a car wash at 835 E. Fairview where they say a cash register was among a number of items stolen.

Two hours later the Canyon County Sheriff's Office found a possible suspect vehicle.  They say a homeowner interrupted a possible burglary sending suspects running away on foot leaving the vehicle behind.  Police say they found items from the earlier burglary in that vehicle.

Police spent the morning searching near the corner of Can-Ada and Ustick Roads searching for the suspects, even using a drone to search fields and property in the area.