A 42-year-old Boise man was arrested on grand theft charges New Year's Eve, after a stolen SUV was recovered from a public garage in the 200 block of East Front Street, according to Boise Police.
The suspect, later identified as Bobby W. Palmer, was standing near the vehicle on Tuesday night. Police had just released the stolen vehicle back to the owner's friend.
As he waited for a tow truck to move the vehicle, the friend noticed Palmer standing near the SUV and approached him. The suspect ran, and the SUV owner's friend chased him down. The pair struggled, and the keys to the SUV fell out of the suspect's pocket, police say.
Police officers responded back to the scene and took Palmer into custody. Palmer was charged with felony grand theft.
Investigators learned that Palmer was wanted on an outstanding warrant in connection with suspected fraudulent use of credit cards, so he was also charged with felony fraudulent use of a financial transaction card. Palmer was also charged with misdemeanor probation violation.