Man caught breaking into home charged with multiple felonies
Sunday, Sept. 23
A man caught breaking into a South Ada County home this morning is in jail charged with multiple burglaries.
At about 4:50 a.m. Sunday, Ada County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home in the 6100 block of South Snowdrift Place for a report of a burglary that had just happened inside the house. The caller told dispatchers the suspect left the area in a black Saturn car. Deputies responded to the area and immediately set up a perimeter.
One of the responding deputies spotted the suspect vehicle driving west on Lake Hazel. The deputy followed the Saturn into the parking lot of Paul’s Market and activated the overhead emergency lights on the patrol car. The driver of the Saturn did not stop and, instead, drove north onto Five Mile. The deputy continued to follow the Saturn as it continued at speeds between 25 and 30 miles per hour. The deputy activated the siren, but the driver continued west onto LaGrange. The Saturn travelled about 500 more feet before coming to a stop in the parking lot of a church on LaGrange.
The driver, later identified as Nathan S. Harrington, 23, of Nampa, was taken into custody without further incident.
Harrington was taken to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office where he was interviewed by sheriff’s detectives. Harrington admitted to committing multiple crimes Saturday night and early Sunday morning. The 23-year-old admitted to breaking into the home on Snowdrift, stealing tools and equipment out of a commercial truck parked in the 10100 block of West Shelborne Drive and taking tools out of a vehicle parked in the 6000 block of Five Mile. Harrington also told detectives he stole equipment and supplies from a storage shed behind a convenience store at the intersection of Five Mile and Maple Grove.
Detectives recovered all of the stolen property and were able to return it to the owners.
Harrington was booked into the Ada County Jail on three charges of burglary and one theft charge – all felonies. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Monday afternoon in district court.
The case remains under investigation. Additional charges against the 23-year-old are possible.