Boise crime spree lands man in jail on six felony charges
A Riverside, California man is in the Ada County Jail, following a day-long crime spree in Boise.
Michael Aleo, 37, faces two felony counts of grand theft, two felony counts of concealing evidence, two felony counts of carrying a concealed weapon, plus misdemeanor counts of leaving the scene of an accident, resisting officers, and driving without privileges.
According to Boise Police spokesman Charles McClure, officers responded to a report of a residential burglary on the 3700 block of South Norfolk Way about 5 p.m. Wednesday evening. They determined the suspect had broken into the house on Norfolk and stolen more than $2,000 worth of items, including televisions and computer equipment.
“The suspect was seen driving away from the residence in a red car. Officers later determined that car had been stolen from a relative earlier that afternoon from a home on the 1600 block of Pineridge Drive,” McClure said.
Police say, a short time later, the suspect then struck a median and blew out the tires on the car on Federal Way. Witnesses told officers the suspect then stole a rental truck from a dealer on the 4500 block of South Federal Way. He reportedly then transferred the stolen items into the rental truck –- valued at about $20,000 -- and left.
Police say Aleo then drove the rental truck to a home in the 4400 block of Rimview Way and hid the items.
Officers located the suspect awhile later as he approached the residence of the relatives on Pineridge Drive. “(Aleo) refused to obey numerous commands to get on the ground. Officers had to physically restrain the suspect,” McClure said.
McClure added that a search of the suspect revealed a large folding knife in his back pocket. Aleo is not a concealed weapons permit holder, according to a report.
A check through Ada County Dispatch indicated the suspect was currently suspended from driving, McClure said.