Idaho men arrested after police chase in Oregon



LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) — Three men from southwestern Idaho have been arrested after police say they tried to elude officers in a stolen pickup.

According to a statement from the Oregon State Police, the chase began when a trooper stopped a pickup for speeding near La Grande, Ore. The statement says the troopers detained the driver, 19-year-old Shane R.J. Sawyer of Caldwell, Idaho, when they discovered the truck was reported stolen. Police say passenger Kenneth D. Bort, also from Caldwell, then got behind the wheel and fled with another passenger.

Police abandoned the chase near the rural town of Union, Ore., but later arrested both suspects.

Sawyer was arrested on a warrant out of Canyon County. Twenty-year-old Bort and 19-year-old Pedro M. Oregon were arrested on suspicion of eluding police and other charges.