Three Canyon County boys, ages 15 to 17, were arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of driving a vehicle through a Vallivue Middle School shop door and stealing five vehicles and numerous tools, the Canyon County Sheriff's Office reports.
The Vallivue burglary was discovered shortly after 1 a.m. at the school near Homedale Road and Montana Avenue. At approximately 3:30 a.m., sheriff’s deputies and Caldwell police located several of the stolen vehicles driving in the area. They stopped one of the stolen pickups and arrested its juvenile driver, but the other two stolen pickups fled the scene. The other two suspects were later apprehended and all five stolen vehicles were recovered, CCSO reports. Most of the stolen tools also were recovered.
The teens also are suspected in a similar incident early Monday at Birds of Prey Motorcycles in Caldwell. In that case, the reportedly perpetrators used a truck to drive through a shop door, then stole a trailer and two ATVs— items later recovered by deputies in a rural area of the county.
Both incidents are under investigation by the Canyon County Sheriff's Office and Caldwell Police Department, and they are trying to determine if there are other related burglaries. Two of the young suspects were released to their parents and the third is being held in juvenile detention, CCSO reports.