Is crime becoming more present in the Treasure Valley, or do we just hear about it more because of our constant access to information? We would certainly like to think that it is the latter.
First, there are cameras EVERYWHERE these days-- from doorbell cameras to security cameras at businesses and everything in between. Being caught on camera is very easy to do, even if you're doing nothing wrong! Add that to immediate and direct reach on one of the many social media platforms that Boise residents use and suddenly, it's easy to put someone "on blast".
The Boise Police Department is combining cameras with social media--and asking the public to help.
Can you identify this man?
Can You Identify This Man for Boise Police?
Authorities hope that this pictures might help the public identify this man
Authorities hope that you can help!
According to police, he is involved in a burglary and potentially, stalking.
What exactly is stalking? According to Idaho law, it's when the suspect knowingly:
(a) Engages in a course of conduct that seriously alarms, annoys or harasses the victim and is such as would cause a reasonable person substantial emotional distress; or
(b) Engages in a course of conduct such as would cause a reasonable person to be in fear of death or physical injury, or in fear of the death or physical injury of a family or household member.
If you have any information, you are encouraged to call Boise Police.
These 20 Crimes Are Still Unsolved in Boise
Can you identify anyone in these photos or surveillance videos? The Boise Police Department is hoping that you can give them a tip leading to more information! Who would have thought that the City of Boise would have so many unsolved crimes!
LOOK: These 19 People Are Boise's Most Wanted
Yes, even here in the Treasure Valley where crime isn't so rampant, there is a most wanted list. According to the Southwest Idaho Crime Stoppers, these are the most wanted of them all. So many of these mugshots are from Ada and Canyon Counties. Do you recognize anyone?
Idaho's Most Wanted
When it comes to the most wanted criminals in Idaho, the list according to the Idaho Department Corrections is short. There are a total of nine individuals who made the "Most Wanted" list. Do you recognize any of these fugitives? Some have only been on the run for a few months. Take a good look at the photos below and let your local authorities know if you have absolutely any information.