Officers arrest suspect accused of multiple crimes

August 6, 2021

Arrested: Joshua Wilkie, 34, Garden City

Charges: Burglary (F) – 4 counts, Grand Theft (F), Malicious Injury to property (F)

On August 5, 2021, just before 9:00am Boise Police responded to a report of a battery that had just occurred.  As officers responded they learned the suspect was in the process of stealing a truck and was driving away from the scene near Orchard and Franklin.  Officers located the suspect and the stolen vehicle at a business near Broadway and Linden. The suspect took off running on foot and ran into an occupied building on the 2500 block of Broadway.  Officers worked to evacuate the building and find the suspect. The suspect was identified as Joshua Wilkie. Wilkie was also the suspect in a commercial burglary, vehicle theft, and was suspected to have caused $20,000 in damage to a business on August 3rd, 2021. On Thursday, August 5th, a police K9 was used to help take Wilkie into custody after he ran into the occupied building.  The suspect was taken to the hospital and medically cleared before he was booked into the Ada County Jail on the listed charges.

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

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

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