Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, January 27, 2006

Enticement

Enticement

Boise, January 27, 2005 – Boise Police are investigating a reported possible enticement this morning on the Bench.

Officers responded to the area of Nez Perce & Columbus, where a school age girl says about 8:20 a.m. this morning a man pulled over and offered her a ride to school. The girl said no.

She then jogged to school and reported the incident to her teacher.

Officers say the girl was able to get a detailed description of the vehicle and the man inside. Responding officers also spoke with the girl’s father, who said he has discussed strangers with his daughter, including a taking notes of details. Officers say those details can be very helpful in follow up investigations.

Suspect vehicle: mid-1980's Jeep grand Cherokee, dark green with wood side paneling and 2T license plates. She also noted the vehicle had a poor, runny-looking paint job.

The man inside the vehicle is described as dark-skinned, 25 - 35, shorter stature, thin build, short dark hair, wearing a black corduroy -type jacket, and a dark colored back pack in the passenger seat.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.

Further Background:

In the past two weeks, Boise Police have taken seven reports of suspicious vehicles, possible enticements. At this time, there appears to be no pattern of similar suspects or suspect vehicles.

Officers are taking reports and following up with investigations. Reports are also being routed to nearby School Resource Officers and criminal investigators for further follow or information.

Enticement Reports taken by BPD:

2006 (since Jan. 11) - 7

2005 - 22

2004 - 18

To find the criminal description and penalties for enticement, go to Idaho Code18-1509 http://www3.state.id.us/cgi-bin/newidst?sctid=180150009.K

Tips for Parents:

Officers encourage parents to talk to their children about stranger danger. Officers and Boise Schools refer to the “No, Go, Tell” strategy, teaching children to yell, “No!”, run off to safety and tell a trusted adult and report the incident right away. If a child can remember details of the suspicious vehicle or person, that is also helpful.

To find the Registered Sex Offenders in Ada County, parents can log onto: www.adasheriff.org.