Police: 2 Idaho kids are safe after escaping from stolen car
Two young children are safe after police say they escaped from the back seat of a stolen car in Pocatello.
The ordeal began when their father stopped to help another car seen stuck on the side of an icy highway.
The Idaho State Journal reports the two kids were under 12 years old and sitting in a Pontiac sedan as their father drove on Interstate 15 near Pocatello on Saturday night.
The Idaho State Police say the father was getting out of the car to help another vehicle when two people jumped in and sped away with the children still inside.
Pocatello police found the car parked at a home within an hour.
Soon after, a family member of the children called authorities to report that the kids had escaped and walked to a relative's home nearby.
Two people are in jail for grand theft, after allegedly stealing a car Saturday night in Pocatello.
Idaho State Police say it all happened after the car Raymond Aguirre, 24, and Bobbie Jo Torres, 29, of Pocatello were driving slid off the road, at about 8:35 P.M.
Before police arrived, a passerby driving a 2006 Pontiac G6 stopped to assist the pair. Aguirre and Torres then stole the Pontiac and fled the scene.
There were two minors in the Pontiac at the time it was stolen.
At approximately 9:08 P.M. officers from Pocatello Police Department and the Bannock County Sheriff's Office found the unoccupied Pontiac at a residence on Dolbeer Street in Pocatello.
Officers took Aguirre and Torres into custody, however, the minors 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 incarcerated in the Bannock County Jail for grand theft. Further charges are pending. The incident is still under investigation.