Teens arrested for car thefts, break-ins

May 30, 2014 

Three teenagers have been charged with malicious injury to property, burglary and grand theft following a rash of car break-ins in Kuna.

The teens, two 16-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy, also stole a pickup and a car and drove the car off a cliff at Kuna Butte, police said.

In addition, the boys were responsible for spraying a fire extinguisher on and inside cars in Kuna earlier this month.

The teens are being held at the Ada County Juvenile Detention Center in Boise.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office said that nearly every one of the vehicles the teens broke into, vandalized or stole had been left unlocked.

The boys told deputies they walked through the Crimson Point neighborhood in Kuna in early May, looking for vehicles that had been left unlocked. Among the items reported stolen were a wedding ring and a laptop computer.

The teens also rifled through dozens of garages that had been left unlocked.

The boys are suspects in several other car burglary cases in other Kuna neighborhoods earlier this spring.

The boys stole the car and truck the night of May 9. Two of the boys later admitted to being under the influence of psychedelic mushrooms at the time, according to a sheriff's report.

That was the same night they sprayed a fire extinguisher in or on three parked cars, causing hundreds of dollars in damages. The fire extinguisher was stolen from a boat parked off Sienna Creek Street.

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