Monday, October 20, 2014

Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 10/20/2014 at 5:30 p.m.
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On October 20, 2014, at approximately 8:36 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle, injury crash eastbound on Interstate 84 at milepost 46, near Eagle Road. Meghan Dickinson, age 21, of Nampa, ID was traveling east in a 1999 Buick Century. Joshua Pete, age 23, of Fredonia, AZ, was traveling east in a 2003 Ford F250. Joyce Jorgensen, age 46, of Nampa, ID, was also traveling east in a 2008 Toyota Sienna when she failed to yield for stopped traffic. Jorgensen's vehicle struck Pete's vehicle, which then struck Dickinson's vehicle.

Dickinson and Jorgensen were transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus in Boise. Pete and Jorgensen were wearing their seatbelts. Dickinson was not wearing her seatbelt. The left lane of travel was blocked for approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. The crash is under investigation by Idaho State Police.


DSP Initials KJ/KB
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ISP investigates a commercial vehicle crash near Victor.

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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: 10/20/14 - 5:00 p.m.
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On Monday, October 20, 2014, at approximately 11:30 a.m.,Idaho State Police investigated a commercial vehicle crash on Idaho Highway 31 near Victor.

Charles Camper, age 54, of Florence, Colorado, was driving south on Highway 31 near milepost 17 in a 2005 Kenworth tractor pulling a trailer full of livestock. Camper failed to safely negotiate his vehicle around a corner causing the vehicle to tip over.

Camper was transported to Teton Valley Hospital in Driggs as a precautionary measure, and was released. The trailer held 85 head of cattle: 23 died in the crash and another 2 were injured.

The highway was blocked for a short time while the tow service removed the vehicle. The crash remains under investigation by Idaho State Police. The Teton County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.


DSP Initials SC / IS
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California Man Sentenced to 137 Months for Possession of Counterfeit Access Devices and Firearm Possession

BOISE – Lajai Lamar Pridgette, 29, of Sacramento, California, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 137 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing counterfeit access devices; possession of counterfeit access device making equipment; possession of a firearm by a prohibited person; and transportation of a stolen vehicle, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. United States District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Pridgette to pay $13,709.16 in restitution, as well as forfeiture of contraband and property. He was found guilty on all counts after a five- day jury trial in July.

According to evidence presented at trial, Lajai Pridgette was arrested the evening of October 30, 2013, by an Idaho State Trooper in Gooding County who was on the lookout for a suspect driving a Ford Mustang involved in two separate drive-by shootings on Interstate 84 earlier that evening. Pridgette was the sole occupant of the Mustang. While searching the Mustang, law enforcement officers found the firearm that had been used in the two shootings. One shot had narrowly missed occupants of a car in Ada County; the other narrowly missed the occupant of a pickup truck in Elmore County. As a convicted felon, Pridgette was prohibited from possessing the firearm. Also during the search of the Mustang, officers found 67 counterfeit and unauthorized credit cards, a credit card embosser, a stolen laptop computer, and a magnetic strip reader/writer. The 2013 Mustang that Pridgette was driving was reported stolen by a rental car company.

“Justice is well-served by this serious and significant sentence,” said Olson. “Lajai Pridgette, through both his violent conduct and his intent to steal from others with fraudulent credit cards, posed a serious threat to our Idaho communities. That threat was ended through outstanding, cooperative police work by the Idaho State Police, the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office, the United States Secret Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. I commend the thorough investigation and detailed prosecution of this case.”

Update: One vehicle crash southbound I-15 at milepost 55

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

For Immediate Release: 10/20/2014 06:31 a.m.
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*****FINAL UPDATE*****

On Sunday, October 19, 2014, at approximately 10:35 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle crash southbound I-15 at milepost 55. Kassadi Dunn, 20, of McCammon, was southbound on I-15 in a 2007 Mercury Milan. Dunn went off the right shoulder of the roadway and struck the guardrail. The car continued along the guardrail before coming to rest in the right lane.

Dunn was wearing her seatbelt. She was transported to the Portneuf Medical Center by ground ambulance. The right lane was blocked for approximately one hour. The Bannock County Sheriff's Office, Bannock County EMS, and Bannock County Search and Rescue were also on scene.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

DSP Initials KB/HG

***End of Final Update*****

The Idaho State Police are investigating a one-vehicle crash southbound I-15 at milepost 55, 2 miles south of Inkom. The right lane of travel is currently blocked. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

DSP Initials KB / KJ
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Fatal crash northbound US-93 north of Salmon

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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: 10/20/2014 1:10 a.m.

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*****UPDATE*****


On Sunday, October 19, 2014, at approximately 7:06 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle, fatal crash northbound US-93 at milepost 313, north of Salmon. Andrew Johnston, 56, of Carmen, was northbound on US-93 at milepost 313 in a 2001 Ford F-250. The vehicle went off the right side of the road and overturned.

Johnston was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Notifications have been made to his family.

The lanes were blocked for approximately half an hour. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

DSP Initials KB / HG


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


The Idaho State Police is on scene of a a single-vehicle, fatal crash northbound US-93 at milepost 313, north of Salmon. More information will be released as it becomes available.

DSP Initials KB / LL

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

One vehicle crash southbound I-15 at milepost 55

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

For Immediate Release: 10/19/2014 11:03 p.m.
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The Idaho State Police are investigating a one-vehicle crash southbound I-15 at milepost 55, 2 miles south of Inkom. The right lane of travel is currently blocked. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

DSP Initials KB / KJ
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Fatal Crash on US-93, north of Salmon

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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: 10/1/2014 8:15 p.m.

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The Idaho State Police is on scene of a a single-vehicle, fatal crash northbound US-93 at milepost 312, north of Salmon. More information will be released as it becomes available.

DSP Initials KB / LL

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