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Car theft suspect who ran from police arrested

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Posted at 11:30 AM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 17:13:14-05

Update:

Police arrested 45-year-old Tommy Nash over the weekend.

Police say a loss prevention employee in Nampa recognized Nash and told law enforcement.

Nash was booked into the Canyon County Jail on a warrant out of Ada County and the following charges: Burglary, Grand Theft, Petit Theft, Malicious Injury to property.

Police say during the chase Nash did enter Capital High, but was only inside the building for less than a minute. He later asked both a student and a teacher for a ride, but both turned him down.

Officials say Nash was let into the school through a locked door by accident.

Original Story:
Boise Public Schools says police have lifted a shelter in place for two Boise schools after a search for a car theft suspect in the area.

Police say officers were searching the area around Glenwood and Goddard for a suspect who ran from police, but officers believe the suspect is no longer in that area.

Capital High and Valley View Elementary were put into shelter in place mode as a precaution. There was no known threat to the schools.

Police say the incident started when the suspect eluded Garden City Police in a car that is believed to be stolen. The car crashed into a house and the suspect ran away, police say.

The suspect is believed to be 45-year-old Tommy Nash, who police say is under investigation for multiple vehicle thefts. He's described as a Hispanic man, about 5'8" and weighs around 165 pounds. He has dark hair in a ponytail and is possibly wearing a dark "adidas" t-shirt, black pants and black and white shoes, with a backpack or “slingpack.”

Anyone who sees him is urged to call police.

The investigation is ongoing.