Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

UPDATE: Bike Theft Suspect with Violent History Arrested in Arizona

UPDATE: Dec. 18 - Boise Police received information that a suspect wanted for several violent crimes and high end bike thefts was recently seen in Arizona. Working with the U.S. Marshal's Task Force in Arizona and officers from the Mesa Police Department's Superstition Division, the suspect was arrested at a residence in Mesa, Arizona today.

Arrested: Luke Christopher Cross, 29, known to residen in both Boise and Burley, Idaho

Charged: Grand Theft (F), Aggravated Assault (F), Malicious Injury to Property (F)

Boise Police want to thank the Arizona law enforcement agencies for their help. Idaho authorities will seek the suspect's extradiction back to Ada County to face the above charges.

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Search for Bike Theft Suspect with Violent History

Dec. 11, 2013 - Boise Police are searching for a man wanted for a series of high end bike thefts. The suspect is currently wanted for felony grand theft, aggravated assault and malicious injury to property with a $250,000 bond. Cross 121113

What Happened: On November 1st, the suspect is accused of trying to sell a stolen bike at a local pawn shop. When an employee recognized the bike as stolen, witnesses say the suspect broke a large glass door trying to leave the store before police arrived, then drove his vehicle in an attempt to hit a store employee who chased after the suspect in the parking lot. Officers have evidence the most recent rash of bike thefts connected to the suspect began in mid-September. Investigators believe the thefts are drug related. 

Suspect: Luke Christopher Cross, 29. is known to frequent Boise and the Twin Falls and Burley areas. 

Height. 6’0, weight. 170 lbs, white male adult, sandy hair, hazel eyes.

Crime Stoppers: Anyone with information on the suspect's whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CSofSWIdaho.  A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.