BOISE — Boise police on Monday afternoon arrested a man they say tried to sell 11 bikes stolen from Washington worth about $40,000.
Around 1:45 p.m. Monday, officers received reports of a man, later identified as Bradley Knirnschild, 26, of Florida, who was allegedly trying to sell stolen bikes, according to a Boise Police Department news release. Police found him driving a rental storage van and pulled him over near the intersection of San Fernando Drive and McKinney Street. During the stop, they found two bikes reported stolen inside the truck. They also learned Knirnschild had a warrant for his arrest out of Florida.
It was enough for police to arrest him. As they did so, he voiced concern for a medical condition, according to the release. Officers called paramedics, who took Knirnschild to a nearby hospital. He was evaluated and released, according to the statement.
Police said Knirnschild resisted officers and kicked one in the chest as they took him to the Ada County Jail. The officer was evaluated by medical staff, he was later released and returned to work.
All told, police believe Knirnschild was in possession of 11 bikes, all reported stolen from Washington. He also had a large amount of cash, according to the release.
Knirnschild appeared in court Tuesday, where a magistrate judge set his bail at $75,000. He is charged with being a fugitive in Idaho, battery of a law enforcement officer, grand theft, and bribery of municipal or county officers, all of which are felonies. He’s also charged with resisting arrest, which is a misdemeanor.
Knirnschild is next scheduled to appear in court Aug. 15 for a preliminary hearing.