Ada County Sheriff’s Office detectives are searching for a young man and woman who appear to have stolen a trail camera on May 2 in an animal observation area off Idaho 21.
The camera was on land in the Warm Springs Avenue and Idaho 21 area, monitored by members of the Boise State University Intermountain Bird Observatory to study mammal populations in the area.
Detectives began their investigation May 15 after being contacted by a BSU employee. The employee told detectives the camera had been secured to a tree branch with a steel cable and was working normally on April 25, when she did an inspection of the area, according to a news release.
The employee discovered the cable had been cut off and the camera was missing when she went back on May 4.
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They reviewed video and found images of two people, possibly teenagers, walking by the camera multiple times between 7:30 and 8:40 p.m. May 2, around the same time it was cut down.
If you recognize either person or have any information, authorities ask that you contact Ada County non-emergency dispatch at 208-377-6790 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.