$18,000 in tools recovered, two suspects facing charges

February 4, 2020

Arrested: Layn Minor, 23, Garden City

Charges: Burglary - 20 counts (F), Grand Theft – 3 counts (F), Petit theft -8 counts (m)

Arrested: Madison Carner, 19, Nampa

Charges: Criminal solicitation to commit a crime (F)

The Boise Police Organized Retail Crime Unit with the assistance of the United States Marshal’s Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force arrested two suspects following a several month investigation into tools stolen from a retailer on N Milwaukee Street.  The thefts happened over several weeks between October and December. The stolen items were then sold to various pawn shops by multiple subjects.  Working with the retailer and the pawn shops, Boise Police officers were able to recover most of the stolen items, totaling around $18,000.  Officers were also able to identify two suspects, Layn Minor and Madison Carner.  Minor is accused of entering the business with the intent to steal the tools.  Carner is accused of soliciting help from other suspects to pawn or sell the stolen items.  Additional charges related to this investigation are possible.

The stolen items included various power tools, drills and saws.  Most of the stolen items were recovered and returned to the local business in January.  Boise Police officers routed their investigation to the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for Minor and Carner’s arrest.  The suspects were arrested today by Boise Police officers and booked into the Ada County Jail on the listed charges.

ORCAID:  This Boise Police Department investigation is a result and example of the success behind the Organized Retail Crime Association of Idaho (ORCAID). ORCAID is made up of several retailers and law enforcement agencies throughout the state with the intent to fight organized retail crime in Idaho. ORCAID members share intelligence, photographs, and surveillance video which allows them to provide real time alerts with each other and relay critical information.  Through this partnership, the Boise Police Department has made dozens of arrests and recovered over $229K worth of merchandise last year alone.

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Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

(208) 570-6180 | BPDMedialine@cityofboise.org

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