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New details of carjacking with kids inside

Bobbie Jo Torres, 29
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Raymond Aguirre, 24
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POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - It was a family's worst nightmare when two young children were taken when two people allegedly stole the car they were in.

The siblings were able to get away and possibly even helped thwart the carjacking.

The incident started on Jan. 11 around 8:30 p.m. near Exit 67 on Southbound Interstate 15. A Pocatello father pulled over to help a car that had been swerving and slid off the road.

As Idaho State Police were on their way to help, they got a call that the man's car had been stolen with his kids inside.

Police records indicate that when Bobbie Jo Torres and Raymond Aguirre allegedly stole the Red Pontiac, they may have been drunk and high.

The description of Torres showed she had vomit on her jacket at the time.

Pocatello Police found the stolen Pontiac on Dolbeer Street outside of Aguirre's home, without the missing children.

Police arrested Aguirre and Torres inside as the search for the children continued.

Soon after, the children were reported safe at their grandparents' home on South 5th Avenue, about a mile away from where the Pontiac was located.

The children told police that Aguirre and Torres promised they wouldn't hurt them and they'd give them $100. Torres and Aguirre told the children they needed to get home.

Once the two were inside Aguirre's home, the children took the keys from the Pontiac and went to their grandmother's home, where they were reunited with their father.

Two juveniles are safe after two people stole the car they were in on Interstate 15 on Saturday.

A man stopped on southbound I15 around 8:30 p.m. to help a car that slid off the interstate near milepost 68. The subjects he stopped to help then stole his car with two juveniles inside.

Law enforcement found the stolen vehicle, a red 2006 Pontiac G6, unoccupied at a residence on Dolbeer Street in Pocatello around 9:10 p.m.

Officers took Bobbie Jo Torres, 29, and Raymond Aguirre, 24, of Pocatello into custody, but the juveniles were not located at the scene.

The juveniles walked from Dolbeer Street to a relative's house on South 5th Avenue, where police later located them.

 Torres and Aguirre are being held in Bannock County Jail on charges of one count of grand theft and two counts of second-degree kidnapping. If convicted of all felony charges, they could face a maximum of 64 years in prison.

Bail was set at $150,000 for both Torres and Aguirre. They are expected to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 27.

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Emma Iannacone

Emma is a reporter for Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3.


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