North Highlands burglary hits again, reports BPD
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Boise police say they have had another burglary in the highlands this past weekend. Officers say it resembles the break ins they have been investigating over the past several months.
Boise Police couldn't give out details of the burglary but say it's similar because the burglar hit when the home owner was away.
"These began several months ago it has turned into a series of home burglaries. Whether or not they're all connected is still under investigation," said Lynn Hightower, spokeswoman for Boise Police.
Police say they have made no arrest so far. They're investigators consider these crimes to be a high priority.
Officials say they put the word out on the Highlands through the website NextDoor.com
"The police department puts out the information on the social media network and what we're seeing is it's prompting neighbors to talk to each other," Hightower said.
Police can target specific areas of town and give neighbors tips to be on the lookout and pointers like making your home look lived in while your gone.
"The police department started using it mid-January. Now the now the number of Boise citizens on it has doubled. So it's increasing. But you know it's hyper local."
Jim Wilson, who lives in the Highlands area, said he received the warning.
"When we had the warning, I left the light on for a couple of nights," Wilson said. "I forgot after a couple of nights, we always have the neighbors pick up the mail and stuff like that."
He's big on watching the neighborhood and tries to do all the basics when he's away.
"We have long ago stopped taking the paper so we don't have to worry about that anymore," he said.
Wilson even told KBOI 2news that he plans on signing up for NextDoor.
"It will be nice for them to catch the bad guys," he said.