Investigators with the Caldwell Police and Ada County Sheriff’s Office continue to look for Jason “Travis” Simon, who has an active arrest warrant for a charge of sex abuse of a child.
Investigators suspect Simon is trying to avoid arrest and could be camping in the Sweet, Ola, or Valley County areas with his girlfriend, Sarah Joy VanOcker-Dunn, and her three children, who are between the ages of 10 and 6 years-old.
VanOcker-Dunn now has an active arrest warrant for a felony charge of custodial interference filed in connection with the couple’s now week-long departure from the Treasure Valley. Investigators say VanOcker-Dunn’s may now be died bright red.
Investigators have received dozens of tips and continue to follow leads in the case but have not yet found the couple or the kids.
Our detectives began investigating the case last week when they were contacted by a third party about Simon who provided evidence Simon was creating child pornography.
The investigation led detectives to the couple’s home in Caldwell area to serve a search warrant late last week. It appears Simon and VanOcker-Dunn figured out detectives from the ACSO and Caldwell Police were looking for Simon so the couple left with the three small children.
Simon, VanOcker-Dunn, and the three kids were last seen in the Emmett the afternoon of June 2 — and are known to have had camping gear with them.
They are likely driving VanOcker-Dunn’s gold 2006 Pontiac Montana sports utility vehicle. The license plate reads 2CJN683.
We are asking anyone who has seen Simon, VanOcker-Dunn, or the children or has any information on the case to call Ada County Sheriff’s detectives at 577-3734 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org