Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sunday, July 19, 2009

07-19-09 Officers Investigate Report of Attack in Alley

07-19-09 Officers Investigate Report of Attack in Alley

    Boise, July 19, 2009 - Boise Police are investigating a woman's report that she was attacked in an alley near 22nd and Bannock earlier this week.

    The woman reported to Boise Police late Friday that she was walking alone in the alley on the southeast corner of 22nd and Bannock about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14th, when she was attacked by a man and battered. The woman has some physical injuries but has not required hospitalization.

   Officers are continuing to investigate and are asking the public's help to identify a possible suspect, or if anyone has any information about the crime.

   Suspect Description: light skinned male, 5' 11' - 6' tall, extremely thin build, light brown hair that appeared matted in some places, with a receding hairline, unshaven, pointed nose and chin, wearing a white tank-style undershirt with an unbuttoned overshirt, and jeans.

    At this time, this incident does not appear related to any other reported incidents in the area.

    Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto 343COPS.com.

Personal Safety Tips:

    Boise Police Crime Prevention experts recommend the following personal safety tips: 

  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings. When you are out, be cautious and avoid remote or isolated places where an attack could occur.  
  • Remember, there is safety in numbers. Walk with a friend. 
  • Don't wear headphones when you're out-and-about. They can distract you from what's happening around you. 
  • Your own awareness of these areas is your best protection.  Walk confidently, with a purpose.  Exude self-confidence.  Avoid conveying a perception of vulnerability.  This will make you less likely to be attacked.