Caldwell police were called to a home in the 12000 block of Hayes Street at about 5 p.m. Saturday, when the owner of a white 2008 Chevy Suburban reported the vehicle stolen.
The vehicle had been left unlocked and idling in the driveway, Sgt. Joey Hoadley told the Statesman.
Responding officers identified a vehicle matching the description of the stolen SUV in the Ashton Hills subdivision, about a mile from where the SUV was stolen. Police said the vehicle was circling the subdivision.
The vehicle was parked near Eaton and Clayton streets, and officers observed a man walking away from it, according to Caldwell police. As they approached, the man ran but he was apprehended a short distance away.
The suspect was identified as Lance D. Warr, a 28-year-old Boisean. He was charged with grand theft auto and resisting arrest.
The vehicle, valued at $25,000, was returned undamaged to the owner.
Warr is on parole for grand theft and robbery. In 2008, he was shot by Nampa police after pointing a gun at officers during a standoff inside a house. He was later convicted of the armed robbery of an EZ Money store and sentenced to serve at least four years in prison.
Prior to 2008, Warr had a felony conviction for receiving stolen property in 2006 and numerous misdemeanor convictions for petit theft, driving without privileges and possession of drug paraphernalia.