Officers continue to search for car theft suspect after he eludes officers in stolen vehicle

February 21, 2020

At just before 10:27 a.m. Garden City Police Department officers attempted to stop a vehicle on Chinden Boulevard.  The vehicle was reported stolen from Nampa on Thursday.  When officers initiated a traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed westbound and then southbound on Glenwood Street.  Due to heavy traffic and out of concern for public safety, GCPD terminated the pursuit.  Boise Police officers assisted and the vehicle was quickly located crashed into a residence on the 7700 block of Bridlewood.  There were no known injuries as a result of the crash.  Witness reports indicate that the suspect, who was known to officers, fled the scene on foot.

As a safety precaution, BPD Student Resource Officers placed Capital High School and Valley View Elementary into shelter in place mode.  A perimeter was established around the area and officers conducted an extensive search with the help of a K9 Unit.  Members of the BPD and Ada County Sheriff’s Office Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Units also responded to the scene and assisted in the search.

After a thorough search, officers believe the suspect is no longer in the area and the search was discontinued.  Both schools were released to go back to normal operations at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Suspect Description:  The suspect is believed to be 45-year-old Tommy Nash, who is known to officers and is under investigation for multiple vehicle thefts.  Nash is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’08” tall, weighing 165 pounds.  He has brown hair, likely in a ponytail, and hazel-colored eyes.  He was last seen wearing a dark “adidas” t-shirt, dark pants, and black and white tennis shoes.  He was also seen carrying a backpack.


Call Police:  Anyone who sees the suspect, Tommy Nash, is urged to contact police immediately by calling 911.

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

(208) 570-6180 |

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