Update: ACSO detectives have located two teenagers seen in surveillance video before a trail camera was removed from a tree off Idaho 21 in May.
Detectives continue to work on the case and no charges have been filed at this point. Detectives have determined the girl will likely not be cited. Charges against the 17-year-old boy are possible. We’d like to thank everyone who contacted us with information about the case.
Here’s the original story:
Ada County Sheriff’s Office detectives want to know if you recognize a young man and young woman who appear to have stolen a trail camera earlier this spring in an animal observation area off Idaho 21.
The theft most likely occurred on May 2, according to video images captured that day.
The camera was on land in the Warm Springs Avenue/Idaho 21 area monitored by members of the Boise State University Intermountain Bird Observatory institute to study mammal populations in the area.
Detectives began their investigation May 15 after being contacted by a BSU employee. She told detectives the camera had been secured to a tree branch with a steel cable and was in fine working order on April 25, when she did an inspection of the area.
That same employee discovered the cable had been cut off and the camera was missing when she went back on May 4.
They reviewed video and found images of two people, possibly teenagers, walking by the camera multiple times between 7:30 p.m.-to-8:40 p.m. May 2, around the same time it was cut down.
If you recognize either person or have any information, please contact Ada County non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org