It started with two beers and some sticky fingers. It ended with a string of criminal charges, including a felony.
Boise Police said they received a call early this morning following a report that a man had pocketed two beers from a convenience store on West Overland and walked off without paying. As police arrived on the scene they saw the suspect driving away and began a chase, which ended when the suspect rammed his car into a parked vehicle. When he was booked into the Ada County Jail, records indicated that the suspect had already been suspended from driving. He was charged with eluding police, DUI, resisting and obstructing, and driving without privileges (again).
Additionally, a Boise man was booked into the jail overnight charged with an elaborate scheme of stealing from a local retailer. Police said the man had been using fraudulent paperwork to steal more than $4,000 since last July. He was charged with felony grand theft.