Man charged with felonies after gunshots damage Idaho Power equipment in Hells Canyon area

After a late-night “coordinated effort” between law enforcement along the Idaho-Oregon border, a man suspected of shooting at power generating facilities in the Hells Canyon Corridor has been arrested and is facing felony charges in two counties.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said officers arrested 58-year-old Randy Vail early Friday, and that officers had seized “multiple firearms.”

Adams County deputies, Meridian Police and the FBI executed a search warrant at Vail’s home in Meridian.

Vail is suspected of damaging Idaho Power equipment at Brownlee and Hells Canyon dams. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said it received a report at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday about a man shooting at the facilities.

Read more: KTVB-7 (Boise, ID)