Crime

ISP arrests two for leading officers on high-speed chases

Russell West
Russell West

Two Treasure Valley men are in the Ada County Jail on charges they led Idaho State Police and other area law officers on a series of dangerous traffic incidents involving speeds of up to 160 mph during the past two months, ISP reported Tuesday.

Troopers and ISP detectives served arrest warrants for felony eluding officers on Russell Shayne West, 27, of Nampa and Lance Gordon Ocampo, 29, of Boise Monday, according to a news released. Both were arrested in a residence on the 1800 block of Broxon Street in Boise.

The charges stem from at least seven incidents in which law attempted to stop the rider of a 2004 Yamaha R6 motorcycle with an obscured license plate for driving at speeds of more than 100 mph, ISP reports. The incidents happened on Interstate 84 in Boise, Meridian and Nampa. Each time the rider, later identified as West, failed to stop for officers and pursuits were either not initiated or were called off due to concerns for the safety of the motorcyclist, the officers and the public, ISP reports

The latest incident occurred on Oct. 20 when an ISP motorcycle trooper attempted to stop West, who was riding alongside another motorcycle rider, later identified as Ocampo, ISP reports. The trooper reportedly observed both men weaving through traffic at excessive speeds on I-84 and Overland and Meridian Roads.

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