Crime

Stolen car leads to Nampa standoff, three arrests

Pursuit of a reportedly stolen car led to an afternoon standoff in a Nampa neighborhood, but the situation was resolved peacefully when five people came out of the house and three were arrested.

The suspects exited the house "reluctantly but voluntarily" after refusing to emerge for about three hours, Nampa police Sgt. Joe Ramirez told the Statesman. Officers had received a search warrant for the home in the 100 block of 5th Street North and had removed the front door in preparation for sending a bomb robot inside when the people emerged, he said. Police planned to use the robot for entry because of concerns for officer safety, he said.

The incident started about 12:40 p.m. Wednesday when police spotted a reportedly stolen vehicle from Ada County in the 1200 block of Madison Avenue. The vehicle took off at high speed, but officers quickly located it, abandoned, in the 500 block of 2nd Avenue North. Witnesses guided police to the house on 5th Street North, saying the suspects had fled into the house, police said.

Juan Lopez, 28, and Ashley Eudy, are charged with grand theft by possession and obstructing and delaying officers. Police believe the two were in the stolen vehicle. A third person at the house, Alejandro Vega, 31, is charged with obstructing and delaying officers.

The Nampa Police Department's Special Operations Unit responded to the standoff scene, and the situation was resolved shortly after 4 p.m., Ramirez said.

Nampa Police initially reported that Ashley Eudy was Jade Van Dyke. But they said Eudy misrepresented her identity. She faces additional charges of false personation.

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