by Andrew Crisp
A local artist is reaching out for help finding stolen electronics worth between $1,500 and $2,000, taken in a burglary at his studio space at 405 S. Eighth St. earlier this week.
Tyler James Bush, one of three artists using studio space as part of the city's Artist in Residence program at the 8th Street Marketplace and Renewal Underground, was the victim of a burglary he believes occurred between 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10.
Bush returned to his studio space Thursday to find his Apple Mac Mini computer, Apple iPhone 3GS and a mini projector were missing.
"The door seemed normal, there wasn’t a broken window," said Bush. "But then when the police got there and investigated a little more, they found someone had put something next to the door handle and forced the door."
Bush contacted the Boise City Department of Arts and History, one of the organizers of the AiR program, and worked with Boise Police to file a report. Bush said the leasing agent and building owner were taking steps to ensure it didn't happen again, and stressed the city and owners were great throughout the process.
Bush is offering a piece of his artwork to the person who steps forward with the items. Those with information can contact Boise Police or the artist via his website, tylerjamesbush.com.