1540 Foote Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On August 25, 2011 at 6:00 PM, Idaho State Police Corporal Vance Cox stopped a 2007 Volkswagon Beetle for a traffic violation on Interstate 15 near milepost 120 in Bonneville County. The driver of the vehicle was Jennifer Cynthia Bock (31 years of age) and passenger Robert Robin Cropearedwolf (32 years of age) both from the Oakland, California area. Cpl. Cox initially arrested Cropearedwolf and Bock for drug charges.
A subsequent search and inventory of the vehicle revealed further evidence of crimes. Several US Passports were recovered that did not belong to the occupants of the vehicle. One of the passports had been altered with Cropearedwolf's photograph on it with a different name. Also a stolen checkbook, numerous driver's licenses and state identification cards along with jewelry, numerous electronics, 2-way radios, binoculars, bolt cutters and various instruments/tools commonly used during burglaries were found in the vehicle.
Along with the possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Cropearedwolf was charged with felony possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, providing false information to an officer, violation of protection order and at least one felony warrant out of California for burglary. Bock was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and possession of stolen property. Both were incarcerated at the Bonneville County Jail.
In the days since the arrest, Cpl. Cox discovered through his investigation that San Rafael, California Police Department has Cropearedwolf as a suspect in a string of burglaries to residences, businesses and churches in their area. California authorities believe Cropearedwolf is a suspect in numerous other cities. The Idaho State Police is working with numerous law enforcement agencies from the FBI, US Marshall's Office, Homeland Security and various other state and local authorities to gather as much information and evidence to determine the scale of crimes Cropearedwolf and Bock may be involved in. The FBI is investigating the stolen passports. ISP is continuing to investigate and gather evidence from electronic devices seized from the car to help solve any other active or pending cases from California to Idaho.
Lt. Chris Weadick 208-525-7377