Thursday, July 2, 2015

SE Idaho Law Enforcment to Ride the Rails to Stop Rail Crossing Violations

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release 7/2/15 6:08 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

WHAT: "Officer on the Train" program designed to identify motorists who attempt to beat the train and violate Idaho grade crossing laws.

WHEN: Monday July 6, 2015
6:45-7:00 am. - Press Briefing

WHERE: 300 S. Harrison Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204

WHO: The "Officer on the Train" program is sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad and Idaho Operation Lifesaver, Idaho State Police, Pocatello City Police Department, Bannock, Bonneville and Bingham County Sheriff Department's as well as city agencies in those areas. The briefing will include: Travis Campbell, State Director for Operation Lifesaver as well as officers from the agencies involved.

WHY: An incident happens about every three hours between a train and a motorist/pedestrian

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: There is an opportunity for the media representatives to ride in the locomotive cab. If motorists violate the law by ignoring the signals, you may be able to obtain video of officers issuing citations to drivers. If your station wants a timeslot riding in the cab of the locomotive, you must make arrangements by contacting Travis Campbell. It will be first come first serve after this date.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Idaho State Police Lt. Chris Weadick & Idaho Operation Lifesaver State Coordinator Travis Campbell

CONTACT: Travis D Campbell 208-412-2481 State Coordinator, Idaho Operation Lifesaver or Lt. Christopher Weadick, ISP District 6 - 208-525-7377


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*UPDATE* High-speed pursuit, US95 south of Lewiston

*****UPDATE******UPDATE*****UPDATE******

Suspect has been located and is in custody.

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On July 2, 2015, at about 9:43 a.m., the Idaho State Police initiated an enforcement contact on a 2002 Ford pickup on US-95 at MP 286, for speeding. It was determined the vehicle was stolen out of Gooding County, Idaho. The male driver fled the scene northbound and was pursued by ISP. The driver of the Ford operated the vehicle at high speeds and in a reckless manner. Assistance with the pursuit was provided by the Nez Perce Tribal Police. Two unsuccessful attempts were made to stop the Ford utilizing spike strips. At MP 305 on US-95, the Ford began traveling recklessly northbound in the southbound lane almost striking a patrol vehicle and the motoring public at a high rate of speed. At MP 308 on US-95, ISP utilized a pit maneuver to stop the Ford. The Ford lost control and rolled. The Ford stopped momentarily and as Troopers approached on foot, the driver then attempted to strike a Trooper with the Ford. The Trooper fired his duty weapon to protect himself and to stop the operation of the Ford without regard for the safety of others. The Ford then travelled southbound on US-95 at a high rate of speed. At approximate MP 306, the Ford veered into a Historical site turnout, then over and down a steep embankment to the Clearwater Rivers' edge. The male driver exited the Ford and jumped into the Clearwater River. The driver swam across the river and exited on the south bank then disappeared into the trees. The Idaho State Police, Nez Perce Tribal Police, Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office, and Nez Perce County Search & Rescue initiated a search for the driver. The Lewis County Sheriff K-9 assisted with the search. The Lewiston Police Department is conducting the investigation involving the discharge of the Trooper's duty weapon in accordance with the Critical Incident Task Force agreement. The driver is identified as David R. Pegram, DOB 04/10/1984. Pegram is 5'9", 160 pounds, blue eyes and blond hair. Pegram was last wearing dark shorts, flip flops and no shirt. Pegram has a tattoo of a naked lady on his right chest area. At the time of this press release, Pegram is still at large. Should the public see someone matching this description, please contact ISP at 799-5144.

Final Update - Injury Crash On Interstate 15, North of Pocatello Creek Road Exit

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

***FINAL UPDATE*** ***FINAL UPDATE*** ***FINAL UPDATE****

For Immediate Release: 7/2/2015 at 4:25 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On July 2, 2015, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a multiple-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 at milepost 71, near the Pocatello Creek Road Exit in Pocatello, ID.

Adam B. Schrand, 42, of Apache Junction, AZ, was driving southbound in a 2001 Ford pickup pulling a 2015 Genesis camper trailer / toy hauler, when a tire on the pickup blew. Schrand drove through the median and into the northbound lanes of travel. Luke Viernow, 37, of Pleasant View, UT, was driving northbound in a 2001 Freightliner tractor pulling a 2006 Commercial trailer. Schrand's and Viernow's vehicles collided just north of the Pocatello Creek Road on ramp, blocking all northbound lanes of travel.

The subjects in all vehicles were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision. Schrand, and three occupants in his vehicle, were transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, ID.

All northbound travel lanes were completely blocked for approximately two hours. All lanes of travel, including the northbound Interstate 15 on ramp from Exit 71, were opened approximately two and a half hours after the crash occurred.

The investigation is continuing.

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***END OF FINAL UPDATE*** ***END OF FINAL UPDATE*** ***END OF FINAL UPDATE***




***UPDATE 2 ***UPDATE 2 ***UPDATE 2 ***

For Immediate Release: 7/2/2015 at 2:45 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Northbound lanes of Interstate 15 near the Pocatello Creek Road Exit are now open. The northbound on ramp from Pocatello Creek Road onto Interstate 15 is still blocked. Traffic is moving slowly through this area.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

do / dk

***END OF UPDATE 2 ***END OF UPDATE 2 ***END OF UPDATE 2***





***UPDATE***UPDATE***UPDATE***

For Immediate Release: 7/2/2015 at 2:30 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

The left lane of northbound Interstate 15 in the area of the Pocatello Creek Road Exit has re-opened. From the left lane, vehicles may either continue northbound onto Interstate 15 or go westbound on Interstate 86.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

do / sk

***END OF UPDATE***END OF UPDATE***END OF UPDATE***




For Immediate Release: 7/2/2015 at 12:55 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police is currently investigating a multiple vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 near the Pocatello Creek Road Exit at milepost 71. Northbound lanes are completely blocked at this time. This includes the ramp taking traffic from northbound Interstate 15 to westbound Interstate 86. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area. Further information will be released as it becomes available.


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High-Speed Pursuit, US95 south of Lewiston

On July 2, 2015, at about 9:43 a.m., the Idaho State Police initiated an enforcement contact on a 2002 Ford pickup on US-95 at MP 286, for speeding. It was determined the vehicle was stolen out of Gooding County, Idaho. The male driver fled the scene northbound and was pursued by ISP. The driver of the Ford operated the vehicle at high speeds and in a reckless manner. Assistance with the pursuit was provided by the Nez Perce Tribal Police. Two unsuccessful attempts were made to stop the Ford utilizing spike strips. At MP 305 on US-95, the Ford began traveling recklessly northbound in the southbound lane almost striking a patrol vehicle and the motoring public at a high rate of speed. At MP 308 on US-95, ISP utilized a pit maneuver to stop the Ford. The Ford lost control and rolled. The Ford stopped momentarily and as Troopers approached on foot, the driver then attempted to strike a Trooper with the Ford. The Trooper fired his duty weapon to protect himself and to stop the operation of the Ford without regard for the safety of others. The Ford then travelled southbound on US-95 at a high rate of speed. At approximate MP 306, the Ford veered into a Historical site turnout, then over and down a steep embankment to the Clearwater Rivers' edge. The male driver exited the Ford and jumped into the Clearwater River. The driver swam across the river and exited on the south bank then disappeared into the trees. The Idaho State Police, Nez Perce Tribal Police, Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office, and Nez Perce County Search & Rescue initiated a search for the driver. The Lewis County Sheriff K-9 assisted with the search. The Lewiston Police Department is conducting the investigation involving the discharge of the Trooper's duty weapon in accordance with the Critical Incident Task Force agreement. The driver is identified as David R. Pegram, DOB 04/10/1984. Pegram is 5'9", 160 pounds, blue eyes and blond hair. Pegram was last wearing dark shorts, flip flops and no shirt. Pegram has a tattoo of a naked lady on his right chest area. At the time of this press release, Pegram is still at large. Should the public see someone matching this description, please contact ISP at 799-5144.

High-Speed Pursuit, US95 south of Lewiston

On July 2, 2015, at about 9:43 a.m., the Idaho State Police initiated an enforcement contact on a 2002 Ford pickup on US-95 at MP 286, for speeding. It was determined the vehicle was stolen out of Gooding County, Idaho. The male driver fled the scene northbound and was pursued by ISP. The driver of the Ford operated the vehicle at high speeds and in a reckless manner. Assistance with the pursuit was provided by the Nez Perce Tribal Police. Two unsuccessful attempts were made to stop the Ford utilizing spike strips. At MP 305 on US-95, the Ford began traveling recklessly northbound in the southbound lane almost striking a patrol vehicle and the motoring public at a high rate of speed. At MP 308 on US-95, ISP utilized a pit maneuver to stop the Ford. The Ford lost control and rolled. The Ford stopped momentarily and as Troopers approached on foot, the driver then attempted to strike a Trooper with the Ford. The Trooper fired his duty weapon to protect himself and to stop the operation of the Ford without regard for the safety of others. The Ford then travelled southbound on US-95 at a high rate of speed. At approximate MP 306, the Ford veered into a Historical site turnout, then over and down a steep embankment to the Clearwater Rivers' edge. The male driver exited the Ford and jumped into the Clearwater River. The driver swam across the river and exited on the south bank then disappeared into the trees. The Idaho State Police, Nez Perce Tribal Police, Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office, and Nez Perce County Search & Rescue initiated a search for the driver. The Lewis County Sheriff K-9 assisted with the search. The Lewiston Police Department is conducting the investigation involving the discharge of the Trooper's duty weapon in accordance with the Critical Incident Task Force agreement. The driver is identified as David R. Pegram, DOB 04/10/1984. Pegram is 5'9?, 160 pounds, blue eyes and blond hair. Pegram was last wearing dark shorts, flip flops and no shirt. Pegram has a tattoo of a naked lady on his right chest area. At the time of this press release, Pegram is still at large. Should the public see someone matching this description, please contact ISP at 799-5144.

Update 2 - Northbound Lanes Open Interstate 15, North of Pocatello Creek Road Exit

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

***UPDATE 2 ***UPDATE 2 ***UPDATE 2 ***

For Immediate Release: 7/2/2015 at 2:45 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Northbound lanes of Interstate 15 near the Pocatello Creek Road Exit are now open. The northbound on ramp from Pocatello Creek Road onto Interstate 15 is still blocked. Traffic is moving slowly through this area.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

do / dk

***END OF UPDATE 2 ***END OF UPDATE 2 ***END OF UPDATE 2***





***UPDATE***UPDATE***UPDATE***

For Immediate Release: 7/2/2015 at 2:30 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

The left lane of northbound Interstate 15 in the area of the Pocatello Creek Road Exit has re-opened. From the left lane, vehicles may either continue northbound onto Interstate 15 or go westbound on Interstate 86.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

do / sk

***END OF UPDATE***END OF UPDATE***END OF UPDATE***




For Immediate Release: 7/2/2015 at 12:55 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police is currently investigating a multiple vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 near the Pocatello Creek Road Exit at milepost 71. Northbound lanes are completely blocked at this time. This includes the ramp taking traffic from northbound Interstate 15 to westbound Interstate 86. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area. Further information will be released as it becomes available.


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One Lane Open - Northbound Interstate 15, North of Pocatello Creek Road Exit

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

***UPDATE***UPDATE***UPDATE***

For Immediate Release: 7/2/2015 at 2:30 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

The left lane of northbound Interstate 15 in the area of the Pocatello Creek Road Exit has re-opened. From the left lane, vehicles may either continue northbound onto Interstate 15 or go westbound on Interstate 86.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

do / sk

***END OF UPDATE***END OF UPDATE***END OF UPDATE***




For Immediate Release: 7/2/2015 at 12:55 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police is currently investigating a multiple vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 near the Pocatello Creek Road Exit at milepost 71. Northbound lanes are completely blocked at this time. This includes the ramp taking traffic from northbound Interstate 15 to westbound Interstate 86. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area. Further information will be released as it becomes available.


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