Boise Police reported this morning that they took 22-year-old Timothy Ganley of Boise into custody on Dec. 3 for allegedly stealing books from a local book store over a two- to three-week period and then returning them for cash. The value of the books was in excess of $1,000.
Ganley is charged with a felony count of grand theft.
Additionally, Boise Police report that they cuffed an alleged burglar in the early morning hours of Dec. 4 after the suspected thief threatened his alleged victim with a knife, chasing him through a West Boise neighborhood.
Police were called by several witnesses Tuesday morning, saying a man was being chased by another man on the 7200 block of West Colonial Street. Police said the chase began when a man saw 36-year-old Bryan Jacobs of Nampa rummaging around in the victim's car. When the victim confronted Jacobs, witnesses said Jacobs pulled a knife on the car owner and began chasing him before officers were able to interrupt the confrontation.
Police said after Jacobs repeatedly refused commands to obey, they deployed a Taser before taking him into custody.
Jacobs was charged with grand theft, burglary, aggravated assault and resisting and obstructing officers.