Police locate man responsible for school lockdown

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IDAHO FALLS — Idaho Falls police officers have located and cited a man who caused some schools to go into brief lockdowns after he was involved in a crash.

Westside Elementary and other schools in Idaho Falls School District 91 were on a precautionary lockdown Nov. 2 as the suspect was reportedly in the area.

Leeander White, 21, of Idaho Falls, was involved in a rear-end collision at 11:45 a.m. Police say he then left the scene of the crash in a Toyota Corolla.

“Dispatch broadcasted on the radio a description of the vehicle that had left the scene and then a Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputy located it off of Bellin Road,” Idaho Falls Police Captain Bill Squires told EastIdahoNews.com.

Police identified White from the vehicle and a neighbor told officers he was seen running through the grounds of Westside Elementary.

Officers were unable to apprehend White that afternoon.

A few hours later, police say White was involved in another crash on Pancheri Dr. near Hyde Drift Boats. The patrol officer was unaware of the earlier incident, according to Squires, and White was not cited.

By the time officers connected the dots, they were able to find White. He was cited with a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident.