Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, May 21, 2007

Reward in Monument Vandalism

Reward in Monument Vandalism

    Boise, May 21, 2007 – Two rewards are being offered to try and find those responsible for vandalism done at the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial over the weekend.

    The Ada County Human Rights Task Force is offering a reward of $500 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects.

    Crime Stoppers also offers a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

    What Happened: Officers responded to a call from a citizen who found the damage done to the Memorial Sunday morning about 10:20 a.m. The centerpiece of the Memorial at 9th & River, a statue of Anne Frank had been tipped over. A landscaping rock at the site had also been knocked over. Officers believe the damage occurred at the Memorial sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.        

    “This monument honors the triumph of the human spirit in the face of diversity, and damaging the monument can be seen as an attempt to damage that spirit in our community. We can’t let that happen.” said Janet Lawler, a Victim-Witness Coordinator with Boise Police and Chairman of the Ada County Human Rights Task Force.

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