“My detectives have been in contact with Minidoka, Cassia and even Jerome County,” said Rupert City Police Chief James Wardle. “We’ve had quite a few (burglaries) in the past few weeks and we’re getting reports from other agencies as well.”
According to Wardle, around 20 home and vehicle break-ins have been reported over the past few weeks. The burglars have smashed car windows and kicked in the front doors of homes.
“They’re typically looking for small items, cash and prescription drugs,” said Wardle. “Every now and then we get reports of televisions being taken as well.”
The burglaries and break-ins have usually taken place between 5 p.m. and midnight.
“Unfortunately we haven’t been able to make any arrests,” said Wardle. “We want to get the word out for people to be aware of what’s going on and to take measures to protect themselves.”