Police: Nampa pawn shop burglary suspect found on roof of business

newsroom@idahostatesman.comJanuary 29, 2014 


A 19-year-old Nampa man is facing burglary and vandalism charges after police found him on the roof of a pawn shop that had been burglarized.

Olin Vickers has been booked into the Canyon County Jail. He's expected to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

At 3 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to a burglary alarm at a pawn shop in the 600 block of 12th Avenue South. Officers did not see any signs that someone had broken into the building. But once inside, they heard noise and looked around. They found a hole in the roof of a back area of the building, according to Nampa Police Sgt. Tim Randall.

The suspect, later identified as Vickers, was found on the roof of the building, police said. He had numerous items from the pawn shop in his possession, including an AR-15 assault rifle.

Randall said the items found in Vickers' possession were things that he had pawned at the shop, except for the assault rifle.

He was arrested on charges of burglary, vandalism and possession of burglary tools.

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