A Boise man is behind bars, charged with striking a Boise Police officer with a car following an alleged vehicle burglary.
Police say they were called by private security workers to the northwest corner of West Franklin Road and North Milwaukee Street Dec. 2. That's where security said they were searching for a man who had been looking into car windows, possibly in an attempt the burglarize the vehicles in a large parking lot. Officers said they soon found the man matching the description of the suspicious subject and watched as he entered a car.
When a uniformed patrol officer walked up to the car, the suspect quickly slid into the driver's seat and started the engine. The officer said he ran to the driver's side but the suspect immediately began backing out of a parking space, hitting a parked police vehicle twice and running over the officer's foot, causing injury.
The vehicle was discovered later, abandoned in a parking lot off Emerald and North Ash Park Place. A two hour search of a neighborhood resulted in an officer spotting the suspect running away on foot.
20-year-old Maxwell Dosh of Boise was charged with felony counts of battery on a police officer, leaving the scene of an injury crash, malicious injury to property and probation violation.