ISP: Occupants steal Good Samaritan's car after slide-off, charged with grand theft

Posted at 12:21 PM, Jan 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 13:22:20-05

POCATELLO, Idaho — A slide-off near Pocatello ended in two arrests Saturday night after police say the occupants stole the car of a passerby who stopped to help. There were two juveniles in the car at the time.

Idaho State Police responded to the slide-off southbound I15 at mile post 68 in Pocatello at 8:37 p.m. Saturday night. A 2015 Dodge Dart slid off the road.

Police say the Dodge was occupied by Raymond Aguirre, 24, and Bobbie Jo Torres, 29, of Pocatello.

"Prior to police arrival, a passerby driving a red 2006 Pontiac G6 stopped to assist the subjects," according to a press release. "Aguirre and Torres stole the Pontiac and fled the scene. There were two juveniles in the Pontiac at the time the vehicle was stolen."

About a half hour later, officers from Pocatello Police Department and the Bannock County Sherriff's Office located the unoccupied Pontiac at a residence on Dolbeer Street in Pocatello. Officers took Aguirre and Torres into custody, but the juveniles were not located at the scene. The juveniles were later located at a relative's house on South 5th Avenue in Pocatello where they had walked from Dolbeer Street.

Aguirre and Torres were booked into the Bannock County Jail for grand theft. They have both been charged with two counts of second degree kidnapping.

The incident is still under investigation.