WEISER, ID – On January 1st, 2022, Weiser Police Department was dispatched to the local Bi-Mart store after alarms were triggered at 5:17am. Assisted by the Washington County Sheriffs Department, police arrived on the scene within 2 minutes, at 5:19am to find the storefront had been broken into.
Law enforcement entered the building and saw the suspect running out the back of the building where an on-foot pursuit ensued. A 15-year-old male fled the scene into a neighboring field where he hid in the bushes. Suspect was detained and discovered with a loaded handgun. Police also recovered four firearms and some alcohol that had been stolen from the store.
Weiser Police Chief Carl Smith stated that the minor is being held in a Caldwell, Idaho juvenile detention center awaiting a court date. The vehicle used by the suspect was impounded and searched after police obtained a search warrant. Chief Smith stated that the minor is not from Weiser. No other information is available to the public due to the age of the suspect.
Bi-Mart was closed at the time and no employees were in the store during the robbery.
Information provided by Chief Carl Smith