Saturday, August 13, 2011

Idaho State Police locates vehicle stolen at knife-point in Ontario, OR.

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

For Immediate Release: 8/13/2011 02:00 AM
Contact: Sgt. John Burke

Shortly after 11:00 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2011, Idaho State Police received information from the Ontario, Oregon Police Department about a vehicle that was stolen at knife-point. This occurred in Ontario, OR and the vehicle may have been traveling on Interstate 84 in Idaho.

At approximately 11:16 p.m., an Idaho State Police Trooper located the stolen vehicle traveling east on Interstate 84 near milepost 33, the Karcher interchange in Nampa. The trooper followed the vehicle awaiting backup and confirming with his dispatch that this was indeed the wanted vehicle. The trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle in the parking lot of the Jackson's Shell fuel station just off of the interstate on Franklin Boulevard in Nampa. The vehicle then fled and the trooper followed in pursuit of the vehicle east on I-84 toward Meridian.

Troopers continued pursuit of the vehicle for almost 20 miles along Interstate 84, from Nampa to the east side of Boise. Officers from Nampa P.D., Boise P.D., and the Ada County Sheriff's Office assisted with the pursuit. Boise Police officers were able to spike the tires of the suspect vehicle near the Broadway Exit of Interstate 84. The vehicle came to a stop just east of the Broadway Exit.

After a short standoff, the suspect, identified as Shannon P. Lindsay, age 33, of Boise, was secured and transported to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise with self-inflicted knife wounds.

Traffic in both directions of Interstate 84 was blocked temporarily east of the Broadway interchange while officers secured the vehicle and the scene.

The investigation is continuing by the Idaho State Police and Ontario Police Department. Criminal charges are pending for the incidents in Idaho and Orgeon.