Boise PD: Florida man behind bars for trying to pawn stolen bikes

Posted at 5:15 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 19:15:36-04

BOISE, Idaho — A Florida man is behind bars after he was caught trying to pawn bicycles that had been reported as stolen.

Boise Police say the found the man, identified as 26-year-old Bradley Knirnschild, driving a rental storage van with out of state license plates and pulled him over near San Fernando drive and McKinney street. That's when officers discovered he had a felony battery warrant out of Florida.

Officers detained Knirnschild, and found two bikes that had been reported stolen out of Washington inside of the van. While police were placing him under arrest, he said he had concerns about a medical condition, and was taken to the hospital.

After his release, officers tried to take him to jail, but he resisted and at one point kicked an officer in the chest.

Knirnschild was booked into the Ada County Jail where he was charged for two counts of possession of stolen property, battery on an officer and resisting arrest. Detectives have since charged him with nine more grand theft possession of stolen property charges.

Officers say the suspect was in possession of 11 bikes that have been reported stolen out of Washington, at a value suspected to be more than $40,000. He also had what police describe as a "large amount of cash" although police haven't said how much.

“This was an excellent example of the working partnership we have between our businesses, our community members, and law enforcement,” BPD Sgt. John Terry said. “We believe this man came to Boise from another state to sell stolen property. Because of the relationship that we have with the community, we were able to quickly identify him and take him into custody.”

The officer who was kicked has been cleared to return to duty.