Eagle Police solve dozens of burglary cases with arrest of Boise man
Tuesday, Sept. 18
A Boise man is charged with grand theft and burglary after stealing hundreds of golf clubs from Eagle homes.
Eagle Police began the investigation into the stolen golf clubs on April 25 when officers received a burglary report from a homeowner living in the 1800 block of Sugar Crest. The homeowner reported a set of golf clubs as missing from her unlocked garage. In the weeks and monthsto follow, detectives fielded 25 reports of stolen golf sets – all high-end clubs taken out of open or unlocked garages. Most of the clubs and bags were stolen from homes near Banbury Golf Course, while the rest were taken from homes in subdivisions near the intersection of Highway 55 and Floating Feather.
As detectives continued their investigation into the stolen sets, they found multiple listings on Craigslist advertising golf clubs for sale. Eagle Police, with the help of Probation and Parole officers, tracked the online ads to a man later identified as Stephan R. Northness, 31, of Boise. Officers went to speak to Northness, who is on felony parole, and found multiple stolen golf clubs in his possession. Northness admitted to stealing clubs from Eagle homes and selling them for cash.
Probation and Parole officers took Northness into custody on Aug. 6 and booked him into the Ada County Jail on a parole violation. The 31-year-old has been in custody since then.
Detectives continued the investigation and, once completed, turned over all of the evidence and information to Ada County Prosecutors. A judge, today, issued warrants for Northness on five counts of burglary and five counts of grand theft – all felonies. The judge issued a $100,000 bond.
Northness will be booked on the ten felony charges. He also continues to be held on the parole warrant.