Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, May 26, 2006

Suspicious Activity

Suspicious Activity

Boise, 11:00 a.m., May 26, 2006 – Boise Police are looking for a person of interest after two reports of suspicious activity involving children in Southeast Boise. Officers want to locate the subject described below for questioning.

Suspect Description: white male, 40's or 50's, grey curly hair and a goatee.

Suspect Vehicle Description: small white pickup, unknown make, wooden sideboards, with a dog carrier and an unknown breed of dog in the back of the pick up.

What’s Been Reported: On April 21st, at 7:30 a.m., a 9 year old girl reported that a man matching the above description attempted to persuade her to come behind a sign at Simplot Field on Grand Forest Dr. The girl told her mother who immediately reported the incident. In this case, the man wore a green and red button up striped shirt and blue jeans. The victim did not see a vehicle. This case is being investigated as a child enticement.

On May 22nd, at 5:00 p.m., as a detective was doing follow up investigation on the April 21st incident, a call came in of suspicious activity involving a suspect matching the same description. In this case, at the corner of Surprise Way and Survival Place, witnesses told the detective a man driving the pickup described above slowed to ask a 13 year old boy where the baseball fields were located. The boy answered, but the man continued asking the boy to repeat himself because the dog was barking. The boy became concerned and ran away.

The May 22nd incident is being investigated as suspicious activity and is of particular interest because of the similar suspect description and it’s occurrence in the same general area as the April 21st incident. At this point, officers want to locate the subject described above for questioning.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 343-COPS.