Police Blotter: 26 DUIs and Burglars Caught in the Act


Elton Denny, 18 (left) and Joseph Smile, 20 (right) are each charged with two counts of felony burglary and felony Grand Theft.

Boise Police say a neighbor alerted law enforcement to three would-be burglars in the Hulls Gulch neighborhood.

Police were called Dec. 29 to North Eighth Street. That's where a witness said he saw an unfamiliar car parked near the home of neighbors who were out of town. The witness said he also heard sounds coming from the neighbor's house.

When police arrived, they said one man was seen running from the home and two more suspects were inside. The two men inside surrendered to police but law enforcement is still looking for the third suspect.

Police also recovered items stolen in a separate home burglary on North 27th Street.

Elton Denny, 18, and 20-year-old Joseph Smiley, both of Boise, were each charged with two counts of felony burglary and a felony count of grand theft.

Boise Police also report that they made a total of 15 DUI arrests between Friday, Dec. 27, and Sunday, Dec. 29. In a "typical" weekend, Boise Police make approximately 10 DUI arrests.

Meanwhile, Ada County, Meridian, Garden City and Idaho State Police made an additional 11 DUI arrests.