UPDATE: October 7, 2014 1 p.m.
Boise Police issued a statement Tuesday afternoon, saying its Criminal Investigation Division is hoping that citizens may be able to help identify a suspect wanted in a string of prowling incidents around the Boise State campus.
“The suspect is someone’s neighbor, roommate, even family member, who is out on foot or his bike after midnight until just before sunrise. Someone may have an idea who this guy is and we’d like to hear from them,” said Lt. Bryan Hagler of Boise Police Department CID. "It's also possible the suspect is watching residents prior to prowling around their homes at night. We're urging people to be very aware of their surroundings and to continue to immediately report anything out of the ordinary."
The suspect has been described as a light-skinned male in his early 20s or 30s, medium build, five-foot eight-inches tall to six feet tall, and he has worn a white tank top beneath a dark, zip-up hoodie. Some witnesses said that the suspect smelled of cigarettes.
"The department has a considerable amount of resources working on identifying who this suspect is. A citizen tip, even an anonymous one with any information could be extremely valuable in bringing a sense of security back to this neighborhood.” said Hagler.
Citizens are asked to immediately report any suspicious activity by calling 911.
And anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.
ORIGINAL POST: October 7, 2014 9 a.m.
Boise Police are investigating multiple reports of a prowler in the area of Boise State University. This morning's incidents are the latest citizen calls with specific details regarding a prowler.
In mid-September, two separate calls to Boise Police reported a man had actually gotten into the homes, with both callers waking up to a man standing in a bedroom. Police said at the time that it may have been the same suspect who was responsible for other break-ins since May.
On Oct. 1, another caller reported that someone was trying to break into her home on Boise Avenue, near Beacon Street.
And early this morning, three people reported that a man was attempting to break into homes, again near Beacon and Boise Avenue. Police say the suspect was not able to get into anyone's home this morning and no one was hurt.
The descriptions of the prowler have been vague: a white male in his 20s, medium build and wearing a hooded sweatshirt.
Police are reminding residents to keep their windows and doors locked.