Grand Theft Auto

MEDIA RELEASE:

On 3/10/2018 at approximately 3:50 p.m., Clearwater County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a male subject acting strange in a business in Pierce. The reporting female advised she had left the business and the suspicious male was following her in a red work pickup and was headed toward Weippe on Hwy. 11. The female turned off of Hwy. 11 and the vehicle continued toward Greer. A Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle at milepost 19. The subject did not stop and speeds reached 68 miles per hour. At milepost 3.5 there were 2 Deputies waiting and the vehicle stopped and the subject got out with his hands up. It was discovered that Shane Espinoza, 32 of Arlee Montana had broke into the Clearwater Potlatch Timber Protective Association Office near Headquarters, retrieved a set of keys and then took the 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 from the nearby storage area. Espinoza was transported to the Clearwater County Jail where he is being held on suspicion of Burglary, Grand Theft Auto and Eluding an Officer.

ESPINOZA, SHANE