Police Blotter: PayPal Fraud, Meth Possession and Tussling With a K9

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David Grindle, 41, is charged with grand theft and computer crime.

A Boise man is behind bars after Boise Police Fraud Detectives said he defrauded numerous victims via eBay.

Boise Police said that the suspect had posted various electronic items for sale on the online auction site, had collected funds from victims, but never shipped the merchandise. Boise Police said the suspect used more than 400 PayPal accounts under a variety of names since last October, with alleged frauds totaling more than $115,000.

41-year-old David Grindle is charged with felony counts of grand theft and computer crime.

Oscar Alcaraz, 26, is charged with grand theft, forgery, possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools and resisting and obstructing officers.
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  • Oscar Alcaraz, 26, is charged with grand theft, forgery, possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools and resisting and obstructing officers.

Additionally, Boise Boise were called to investigate a report of injury to a child at a residence on South Federal Way late Aug. 19. When officers arrived, they found that the suspect was also wanted in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries, thefts and forgeries.

The suspect was hiding near some shrubs when police arrived. Police said the suspect was also holding two knives. When he refused commands from officers to show his hands and surrender, police deployed a police service K9 who located and bit the suspect. Paramedics treated the suspect for a bite wound.

Police also found the suspect to be in possession of meth, drug paraphernalia and burglary tools.

26-year-old oscar Alcarez of Fesno, Calif., was charged with three counts of grand theft, three counts of forgery, possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools and resisting and obstructing officers.