Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, September 13, 2007

09-13-07 Disorderly Conduct, Battery Incidents may be Connected

09-13-07 Disorderly Conduct, Battery Incidents may be Connected

    Sept. 13, 2007 - Boise Police are searching for a man who may be responsible for separate incidents targeting female victims.

    On Tuesday, Sept. 11th at approx. noon, a man walked into a business on the 200 blk. of N. 10th Ave and tried to talk the lone female employee into a back room. The man fled when other customers entered the business. The female employee told officers she felt the man was suspicious and possibly threatening. If found, detectives say the man would likely face charges of disorderly conduct.

    Officers investigating Tuesday's incident say the suspect description is similar to that of a man who grabbed two women on a nearby street last month. August 18th, two women, in two separate incidents reported that they were walking alone when a man walked up to them and grabbed them. In both cases, the man attempted to put his hand inside the women's clothing. In both cases, the women screamed and the suspect ran off. One incident was reported August 18th at 2:42 a.m. on 13th near State, the second incident was reported a short time later, at 3:38 a.m. on 18th at Brumback. 

    The August reports are similar to two other incidents reported by women in the same North End / Downtown area in March of 2006.

    At this time, detectives do not know if all these incidents are related, but the suspect description is similar.

    Suspect Description: The suspect in each of the above cases is described as a white male in his late 20's or early 30's, 5' 9", 165 lbs with a tattoo on his right shoulder. 

    Safety Tip: Officers say these incidents are good reminders for citizens to be alert and aware of their surroundings, and to walk in pairs when possible, staying in well lit areas at night, avoiding dark areas of streets and parking lots. 

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call crime stoppers at 343-COPS