Arrested: Bradley D. Knirnschild, 26, Kissimmee, FL
Charged: Fugitive to Idaho (F), Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer (F), Grand Theft By Receiving, Possessing or Disposing of Stolen Property- Two Counts (F), Resisting or Obstructing Officers (m)
On Monday at just after 1:45 p.m. officers received reports of a man trying to pawn bicycles that had been reported stolen. BPD patrol officers located the man driving a rental storage van with out of state plates and conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of San Fernando Drive and McKinney Street. When officers contacted the driver, identified as Bradley Knirnschild, they received notification that he had an extraditable felony battery warrant out of Florida. Officers detained the man and located two bikes that had been reported stolen out of Washington inside the vehicle. As officers were placing Knirnschild under arrest he voiced concerns about a medical condition and officers contacted Ada County Paramedics. The man was transported to an area hospital where he was evaluated and released. Officers then attempted to transport the suspect to jail, but he resisted them, and at one point kicked an officer in the chest. Knirnschild was booked into the Ada County Jail where he was charged for two counts of possession of stolen property, battery on an officer and resisting arrest. Detectives have since charged him with nine more grand theft possession of stolen property charges. The officer who was kicked was evaluated and cleared to return to duty.
Based on preliminary investigation, officers have confirmed the suspect was in possession of 11 bikes that have been reported stolen out of Washington, at a value suspected to be over $40,000. He was also in possession of a large amount of cash. Members of the Boise Police Property Crimes Unit continue to investigate and more charges are pending.
“This was an excellent example of the working partnership we have between our businesses, our community members, and law enforcement,” BPD Sgt. John Terry said. “We believe this man came to Boise from another state to sell stolen property. Because of the relationship that we have with the community, we were able to quickly identify him and take him into custody.”
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