'Wheelbarrow Burglar' nabbed in Idaho

'Wheelbarrow Burglar' nabbed in Idaho

'Wheelbarrow Burglar' nabbed in Idaho

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by KGW staff

NWCN.com

Posted on December 9, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 9 at 2:53 PM

BOISE, Idaho – A man known as the “Wheelbarrow Burglar” who had burglarized several homes in the Detroit Lake recreation area was arrested in Idaho Wednesday.

Detroit Lake burglar makes himself at home

Boise Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Billie Jo Shrader after receiving a tip from a homeowner who spotted him entering a vacation home in Lowman, Idaho, a spokesperson with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said.

Shrader was wanted for targeting vacation homes and vacant homes for sale in the Detroit Lake area, deputies said.

He would often use a wheelbarrow to cart items out of the homes and steal them, earning him the dubious moniker.

Shrader was cooperating with investigators and providing details of his crimes.

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