Charges recommended in two recent incidents

The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office is recommending charges in two incidents in the past few days that endangered the public and those called on to respond.

At about 11:01 a.m. Monday, dispatchers received a third party call of an unresponsive girl on Brush Lake Road.

“That turned out to be a hoax, and we will be requesting charges against the juvenile who put out the fake report and caused a lot of first responders to look for her, and also the risk with the initial responders running code to try and find her,” said sheriff Dave Kramer.

On Saturday, December 12, Lincoln County deputies advised Boundary County dispatchers they were discontinuing a high speed pursuit of a yellow 2004 Mitsubishi westbound on Highway 2 as it crossed into Idaho.

Deputies responded and the chase resumed at about 4:42 p.m. near Three Mile, proceeding north on Highway 95 at speeds in excess of 115 miles per hour until pursuers lost sight of the vehicle in the Good Grief area and were unable to locate the car.

The pursuit was officially ended at about 5:30 p.m. and it is not known if the driver fled the area or got stuck or crashed on back roads.

They do have positive identification and a report has been filed with the prosecutor’s office with charges recommended.

According to a Lincoln County deputy, the chase began in Libby on a traffic complaint of reckless driving.