HAYDEN, Idaho --- Four juveniles were arrested and two more will be charged in a string of burglaries from earlier this week in Hayden.
On Monday night and into Tuesday morning at least twelve people were victims of vehicle and residential burglaries, said the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office. The suspects reportedly walked through neighborhoods entering unlocked vehicles and buildings. Victims reported wallets, money, credit cards, cell phones, various other electronic devices and a handgun as items stolen during this incident.
A single suspect was identified from a small piece of evidence that was left behind, according to the KCSO press release. Deputies continued the investigation and ultimately identified six juveniles who were directly involved. Four of the six suspects were immediately arrested and charges will be filed for the remaining two.
Deputies were able to recover large amounts of the stolen property, including the handgun, but they believe there are still numerous unreported victims. Additional property believed to have been stolen has been recovered, but the owners have not been identified yet, said the release.
If you live in the Hayden area and believe your vehicle was burglarized during this time frame, the sheriff’s office asks you to contact them at 208-446-1300.