Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, August 25, 2006

Greenbelt Assault Update

Greenbelt Assault Update

Boise, August 25, 2006 - Boise Police Detectives hope a composite drawing will help them find the man who tried to assault a woman on the greenbelt last weekend.

The drawing was made in cooperation with the woman who was the victim in the assault.

Detectives urge anyone who thinks they recognize the person in the drawing to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.

Suspect description: The man is described as a white man in his early 20's, 5'10", 160 lbs., a rectangular goatee, short curly thick dark hair, lighter-colored eyes, wearing a dark collared-shirt, green khaki shorts, shoes with no socks, possibly sandals and carrying a small note pad. The victim described the young man as very clean cut.

Background: Sunday, August 20, 2006, about 9:11 a.m., Boise Police were called to the 1100 block of River St. on the Greenbelt at approx. 9:11 a.m.. A woman there told officers she was walking her two small dogs westbound on the greenbelt when a man approached from the opposite direction and passed her. As he went by he turned around immediately behind her. She heard him turn and she turned to face him. The man tried to push her into some nearby bushes. He verbally threatened to hurt her but she did not see any weapons, and when she began screaming for help, the suspect pushed her and ran away. He was last seen running north toward River St. from the greenbelt. The victim was not hurt. O ther greenbelt users responded to the victim's call for help and let her borrow a cell phone to call police. Officers responded quickly and did an extensive area search but were unable to locate the suspect.

Again, anyone with information on a possible suspect is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.