SWAT teams and other police officers spent much of Monday on a Northeast Nampa cul de sac while officers sought a potentially armed burglary suspect and recovered large quantities of stolen goods from a home.
A resident of the house, Michael Salvidar Jr., 36, was arrested on charges of grand theft by possession, a felony, and misdemeanor theft by possession.
The investigation closed off South Sugar Loop Lane into the night and the nearby arterial of Sugar Avenue for several hours while officers secured the scene and investigated, Nampa Police Sgt. Tim Randall said. The precautions and calling in heavily armed tactical units -- were spurred by the fact that the stolen goods included numerous rifles, he said.
The incident began around noon when Canyon County Sheriffs deputies located a pickup identified from a burglary outside Nampa that morning, police said. Deputies pursued the truck,which crashed in the 400 block of 9th Avenue North, Nampa. Two suspects ran. One got away, but the other one was captured and led police to a residence on South Sugar Loop Lane where the other suspect was suspected to have fled, Randall said.
Officers found multiple stolen items, including a car, televisions, tools and an air compressor, at the Sugar Loop property, but did not gain access to one locked room in the house until late in the evening after a search warrant was granted. The pickup truck that crashed during deputies' pursuit also had been reported stolen.
The investigation is continuing by Nampa and Canyon County detectives.
Nampa Police Chief Craig Kingsbury reminds residents that burglaries can happen at any time of day, and "it is impoortant to lock your doors both at night and during the day. If you see someone suspicious in your neighbood, do not hesitate to call law enforcement."
Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue said a witness called 9-1-1 Monday morning and gave a detailed description of a suspect vehicle that led investigators to the truck and ultimately a suspect and a lot of stolen goods.