Police: Stolen farmers' market tents recovered from Garden City home

Police: Stolen farmers' market tents recovered from Garden City home

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Police: Stolen farmers' market tents recovered from Garden City home

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by KTVB.COM

NWCN.com

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 7:20 AM

GARDEN CITY -- Several large tents stolen recently from a local non-profit group, have been recovered after police served a search warrant at a Garden City home.

Police arrested 19-year-old Jonathan Alvarez-Flores and 18-year-old Joseph Walworth Saturday afternoon. The pair is thought to have stolen dozens of items from several storage units in Garden City on or around September 29th.

Officers say the stolen property includes several large tents previously used by the Global Gardens food program during Boise's Saturday farmers' market.

Global Gardens employs newly emigrated refugees to help grow and sell produce in Boise.

Just after 7 p.m. Monday night, Garden City police served a search warrant at a home on E. 39th Street, and tell us they found the tents - as well as other stolen items - inside.

"We like to return property to the rightful owner, especially a non-profit organization, which probably has limited funds and they do good things for the community with that property and it needs to get back to them," said GCPD Sgt. John Goodman.

Detectives say both Alvarez-Flores and Walworth admitted to stealing the tents when questioned, but said they likely didn't realize the tents belonged to a refugee organization.

Police have not said if either Alvarez-Flores or Walworth live at the home.

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