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Caldwell/Nampa Police Searching For Carjacking Suspect

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By Paul Johnson

Nampa, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Nampa police say both they and the Caldwell police spent much of the evening Wednesday searching for a suspect that was possibly involved in some vehicle thefts and a carjacking. Sgt. Tim Randall with the Nampa Police said an individual, believed to be the suspect, saw police in the 2300 block of Caldwell Blvd and ran. The suspect entered the NORCO lot at 2324 Caldwell Blvd. and approached an employee threatening him with a knife before stealing a Norco company van. Nampa and Caldwell police then pursued the stolen van until the suspect crashed into another vehicle at Middleton and Fitzwilliam’s. There was one individual injured in the crash, police say. After the suspect crashed he ran into the nearby corn field. The Nampa and Canyon County SWAT teams were called to the area to search for the suspect. Police used officers, police dogs and thermal imaging to try and locate the suspect. After several hours the search was suspended. Officers involved in the search said that due to the darkness and the denseness of the corn they were unable to locate the suspect or determine if he was still in the field.

Nampa and Caldwell detectives will be continuing the investigation and attempting to identify the suspect.


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