Citizen chases Nampa burglary suspect, who’s now in jail

June 20, 2014 

Jack Schroeder

Nampa police arrested a 19-year-old Nampa man in connection with a vehicle burglary Friday morning, and he is being investigated for at least 10 other recent burglaries.

Jack Schroeder remained in the Canyon County jail Friday evening on charges of burglary, grand theft and possession of a controlled substance.

At 7:05 a.m. Friday, Nampa police responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of Caldwell Blvd. A citizen, whose vehicle had been unlawfully entered, pursued the suspect and called in the description and location to police. Responding officers helped the citizen locate and arrest the suspect.

Police located property in Schroeder’s possession linked to other auto burglaries. He is being charged 11 counts each of burglary and grand theft , plus two counts of grand theft in connection with stolen credit cards and one charge of possession of a controlled substance.

These burglaries were believed to have been committed primarily during the night, targeting vehicles that were unlocked. Property stolen included wallets, purses, credit cards, cash, clothing, iPods and other personal items that individuals left unsecured in their vehicles.

Nampa police urge residents to take personal items out of their vehicles and to lock vehicles or secure them inside a garage.

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