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A Burglar from Kuna Not Who He Says He Was

Kuna Melba News of Kuna, Idaho

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Aman from Kuna is in a heap of trouble after it was discovered that not only was he arrested while attempting to burglarize a West Meridian-area barn, but he was using a fake name to avoid an Arkansas warrant.

When he was arrested on Saturday, December 21, a man claiming to be Michael A. Kinser was hiding in the barn. According to his Arizona driver's license, the 28-year old Kinser admitted to breaking in to the barn near Ustick Road and Linder Road to steal scrap metal. Deputies are investigating his connection to other break-ins including the same property a week before.

It is also suspected that he is responsible for a burglary in Star earlier in December where over $2,000 worth of motorcycle parts were stolen from inside a detached garage in the 8800 block of W. State Street.

On Saturday, witnesses called Ada County Sheriff s Office when they saw a man from a white pickup pull up and enter the barn on the meridian property. Police surrounded the barn and called for the man to exit. When he didn't, deputies, along with Meridian and Garden City police began searching. Kinser was found hiding underneath a bench and surrendered.

Kinser was charged with burglary and held on a $50,000 bond. Only his name wasn't Kinser. It was discovered that he is really 37-year old Larry Andrew Goodine. Adding to his felony burglary charge is a felony charge of being a fugitive to Idaho.

Goodine admitted to using the identity of Kinser for several years. The real Michael Kinser died in a motorcycle accident last year in California. Goodine admitted to using that identity to avoid being arrested on the Arkansas warrant.



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Original Publication Date: January 1, 2014



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