Jesse James Moore | Bonneville County Jail
IDAHO FALLS — Police say a theft suspect in Idaho Falls fell by the ceiling tiles of an area restaurant Tuesday night whereas working from officers.
The Idaho Falls Police Division was on the lookout for Jesse James Moore, 38, a suspect in two theft instances from earlier that day. The search was a reasonably distinctive one, allegedly involving kids’s bicycles, stolen deli ham, and the suspect locking himself in a girls’s rest room in an try to flee into the ceiling of a Subway restaurant, in response to an affidavit of possible trigger.
The search started earlier Tuesday when a girl known as officers round 6 p.m. saying somebody stole her son’s BMX bicycle on the skate park on Rollandet Avenue. A person, allegedly sporting a Tyrannosaurus rex T-shirt got here as much as her son and requested to purchase the $480 bike. The boy declined and when he circled for a second, the unknown man bought onto the bike and rode away.
Then at 9 p.m., the Idaho Falls Police division went to WinCo Meals after a person reported somebody had stolen his Harley-Davidson bike after he went inside to purchase groceries. Rather than the bike, the person found the BMX bike that police had been known as about earlier within the night.
As police investigated, the lady whose son’s bike was stolen known as officers saying somebody named Jesse James may have stolen the bike. Police then thought of Moore the suspect in each thefts.
Further officers arrived within the space and looked for Moore. The bike proprietor discovered the stolen Harley-Davidson parked in entrance of Planet Health on Woodruff Avenue simply throughout the road from WinCo. The proprietor stated the gas cutoff change was on, and the bike would haven’t run for very lengthy if the suspect didn’t know this.
Officers noticed Moore strolling towards the Subway in the identical car parking zone because the fitness center. Moore went into the sandwich store and locked himself within the girls’s restroom. Police heard rustling inside, and Moore refused to come back out. Further sounds got here from the restroom indicated Moore might need been attempting to get into the ceiling.
The proprietor of the Subway then kicked open the restroom door. Officers rushed inside and located items of the ceiling round Moore, who lay on the bottom, having fallen from the ceiling. Moore refused to come back out of a closed stall, and police pulled him out by his toes. Moore was sporting the identical dinosaur T-shirt as reported earlier, in response to police.
Contained in the ceiling, officers discovered Moore’s sneakers and a knife. Idaho Falls Police Division spokeswoman Jessica Clements additionally stated police discovered a big wad of ham wrapped in butcher paper whereas looking Moore.
“The (Subway) workers reported the person had been within the retailer earlier within the day, a number of instances, and had really come behind the counter, stuffed out an utility for a job and tried to assist them with service,” Clements stated.
When Moore reportedly left the shop, they seen a stack of deli meat lacking.
Officers arrested Moore and took him to the Bonneville County Jail.
Moore is charged with felony grand theft for the bike and misdemeanor petty theft for the bicycle, in response to charging paperwork. He was additionally charged with misdemeanor malicious harm to property for the injury performed to the restaurant in addition to one other depend of petty theft for the ham.
Though Moore is accused of crimes, it doesn’t essentially imply he dedicated them. Everyone seems to be presumed harmless till confirmed responsible.
A preliminary listening to for Moore is scheduled for June 2.