Crime

Teens confess to golf ball vandalism after confronted by Boise police, may face charges

Boise Police arrested the culprits who vandalized cars and homes in Boise with a barrage of golf balls on Jan. 26. It resulted in more than $15,000 in damages.
Boise Police arrested the culprits who vandalized cars and homes in Boise with a barrage of golf balls on Jan. 26. It resulted in more than $15,000 in damages. Provided by Boise Police Department

A group of six teenagers have been identified by police as suspects in a late January vandalism spree — an attack on houses and cars with golf balls that caused more than $15,000 in damage to homes and vehicles in north and southeast Boise.

The suspects, all males 16 to 18 years old, have confessed to the crimes, police said Monday. Prosecutors will determine if charges will be filed.

More than 30 reports have been taken by police for damage caused by at least a couple dozen golf balls that were thrown or launched at cars and houses.

Police thanked the public for providing tips, photos and video.

“Neighbors who see something and say something are crucial to helping solve these types of crimes,” said Sgt. Sara Hill, a School Resource Officer in a press release Monday. “Thank you to everyone who called in with information or sent us video and images from their home surveillance cameras. A good neighbor can be one of the best crime prevention tools.”

The vandalism happened on the night of Friday, Jan. 26

The impacted areas included: West Ranch Road, East Hearthstone Drive, West Villa Norte Street, East Braemere Road, South Sweetgrass Way, and East Warm Springs Avenue.

Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413, @KatyMoeller

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