Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Missing teenager returns to the valley

Bellevue girl faces grand theft charge


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

    Hailey police reported Monday that a 16-year-old Bellevue girl, one of two teenagers missing from the Wood River Valley for about a month, voluntarily returned to her home on Sunday.
    However, according to Hailey police Lt. Steve England, the girl, identified earlier as Perla Nava, was interviewed Monday and then arrested on a grand theft charge for her alleged involvement in the stealing of a car when she and 17-year-old Zachariah Spor left their schools the afternoon of May 21 and fled together.
    England said Nava would likely be released to her parents after an initial court appearance. He described the girl as “safe and sound” and said “she voluntarily came back.”
    England said Spor remains at large, but also faces a charge of grand theft.
    “He’s still missing and no word on where he’s at yet, and the car is still missing,” England said. “He’s most likely still in the Southern California area.”
    England said Nava did not provide any information as to why she separated from Spor.
    Blaine County court records for both Nava and Spor remained sealed on Tuesday and were not available for public review.
    According to earlier police reports, Spor, a student at Silver Creek High School, and Nava, a student at Wood River High School, both left their schools at about 2 p.m. on May 21. Later that afternoon, a woman living on Golconda Drive in east Hailey was unloading groceries from her car. The woman had gone into her house and when she returned for more groceries the vehicle was gone.
    Police have identified the vehicle as a gray 2008 Honda Civic with Idaho license plate 5B77044.




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