Four boys were arrested earlier this month after police determined the 12-year-olds had stolen vaping equipment, cash and other items from several unlocked cars in a Kuna neighborhood, according to an Ada County Sheriff’s Office press release.
According to the release, at least a dozen people in the area between Ten Mile, Deer Flat and Linder roads and Avalon Street found items missing from their cars in the early morning hours of June 11. Kuna Police were able to track down the culprits after a Trini Street resident saw them breaking into a car in his driveway around 4 a.m. that morning.
The stolen items included vape pipes, ear buds, cash, flashlights, cigarettes, phone chargers and a purse, police said. Several of those items were found in the boys’ possession. It was not immediately clear whether they had yet been returned to their owners.
Juvenile charges are pending against the boys, who were not identified in the release.
If you live in the area and suspect your vape equipment may have been stolen, call Kuna Police at 208-577-3860.
Police emphasized the importance of locking vehicles and homes.
“If there is one concept we here at the Kuna Police/Ada County Sheriff’s Office would like our residents to embrace above all others, it would be: lock your stuff up,” the release said.