IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE
Public Information Officer
700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
Fax (208) 884-7087
For Immediate Release: 2/13/14 at 5:55 p.m.
MERIDIAN - On Thursday, February 12 at about 9:51 p.m., an Idaho State Trooper activated his emergency lights to stop a silver 2000 Jeep Wrangler traveling in the opposite direction on Owyhee Street near Overland Road in Boise. Before the trooper could turn his patrol car around to make the traffic stop, the driver of the Jeep, later identified as Steven Tyler Page, 32, abandoned the vehicle and fled into the yard of a nearby house.
The trooper pursued the suspect on foot over fences and through several backyards. Other troopers and officers from Boise Police Department arrived and assisted in the search. During the pursuit Page dropped a gun in one of the yards that was later recovered by police. Page was eventually located by officers hiding behind a bush in a yard in the nearby neighborhood at approximately 11:15 p.m. Page was taken into custody without further incident.
Idaho State Police discovered that the Jeep Page had been driving had fictitious license plates and had been reported as stolen.
Page was arrested and charged with Felony Grand Theft, Felony Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Misdemeanor Resisting Arrest and Obstruction, as well as, for three outstanding misdemeanor warrants for probation violations and failure to appear. Page was booked into the Ada County Jail.
Page was arraigned this afternoon in Fourth District Magistrate Court in Ada County.