Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Overnight Incidents

Overnight Incidents

Armed robbery: At approximately 10:40 pm on the 800 block of North. 8th, a white male adult entered a convenience store and produced a firearm he had been hiding under his shirt. He demanded cash and left the store with an undisclosed amount of money. As he fled the scene he dropped some of the money and was last seen traveling north. The investigation into the robbery continues.

Suspect Description: He was described as approximately 19 years of age, 5'4", with a thin build. The suspect had long sideburns and had a noticeable amount acne on his face. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a white t-shirt and long denim jean shorts. He was also wearing a black hat, with a black t-shirt under the hat partially covering half of his face.

 Fight with a Knife - At approximately 12:20 am this morning a fight was reported near 6th and Main in downtown Boise. During the course of the investigation it was determined that two adult acquaintance's had been involved in a physical altercation during which one man used a knife to inflict a small cut on the other mans arm. The exact nature of the argument has yet to be determined. No arrests have been made and no citations where issued. The incident remains under investigation.

Shot Fired - At approximately 2:23 am hours this morning officers received a call of a shot fired in the alley at Capitol and Idaho in Downtown Boise. Officers determined there had been a physical fight involving several people at that location in the alley. During the altercation officers believe a single shot was fired from a handgun which did not hit anyone. One adult male was transported to the hospital to address injuries sustained in the fight (not a gunshot wound). Officers are looking for the man who fired the shot. A pickup matching the description of the vehicle involved was stopped, but it's involvement, if any, is still being investigated.

Suspect Description: The suspect is described as a white male in his mid 20's, 5'10 in height weighing approximately 205 lbs. He may have brown hair and eyes with a long goatee. At the time of the incident he was wearing a checkered shirt with jeans. The suspect fled the scene in a red 90's Ford pickup truck.

Anyone with information in any of these cases is urged to call crime stoppers at 343 COPS.

Release prepared by:
Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information