Nampa police arrested a teenage boy Monday who is accused of breaking into unlocked cars and stealing a handful of vehicles from all across the Treasure Valley last month – including two from Kuna.
Nampa police also recovered one of the three guns they suspect the boy took from unlocked cars in Kuna on Dec. 26 and continue to search for the others.
The 15-year-old boy is a suspect in car burglaries and car thefts from all over the Treasure Valley — including Kuna, Star, Nampa, and Homedale — since he was reported as a runaway in November.
Two of the vehicles reported stolen in Kuna — a Toyota Four-Runner on Dec. 26 and a Ford Mustang on Dec. 30 — were driven to Nampa, abandoned, and set on fire.
Kuna and Nampa police and deputies from the Ada and Canyon County Sheriff’s Offices were checking out leads when Nampa police located a stolen car Monday morning near the 12th Avenue Road/Florida Avenue neighborhood.
Police were able to follow tracks in the snow from that stolen car to a nearby apartment building, where the boy was found hiding in an attic crawlspace.
Nampa police interviewed then arrested the boy on probation violation and runaway charges. He remains in custody but has not yet been charged with any car burglary, car theft, or arson crimes yet. That is expected to happen soon.
Anyone with information should call Kuna Police at 577-3860.