05-23-10 UPDATE: Appears No Kidnapping Connected to Susipcious
Suspicious Note - Follow Up
Boise, May 24, 2010 - Boise Police detectives
confirmed this afternoon a note found on a table in a Fairview Ave.
restaurant Saturday was not meant to cause alarm and was not
intended for police involvement. Officers located the individual
who wrote the note, which was handwritten on a napkin and
could be interpretted as being written by a kidnapping victim who
Officers say the individual was very cooperative
and explained the note was meant as a personal communication
and never intended to indicate an actual crime. Because the
intention and purpose of the note was not criminal, officers say no
charges will be filed.
Police consider kidnapping a violent crime
and reports of kidnapping are taken seriously by
Officers want to thank the employees of the
restaurant for their immediate report and cooperation. Thanks to
help from restaurant employees and management, officers were able
to locate those involved and determine quickly that no crime had
occurred, and most importantly, that no one was in danger.
Boise, May 23, 2010 - 11:10 p.m. -
Boise Police believe
no kidnapping occurred connected to a
suspicious note found at a local restaurant yesterday.
Two persons of interest were located late tonight
after being identified following local media reports. The two
people were very helpful to officers in providing information.
Investigators say at this time, the note, that referenced a
possible kidnapping, was in fact NOT meant to reference
or report a crime. Kidnapping is considered a
violent crime and police have to take threats of such crimes
Boise Police detectives will follow up on this
case tomorrow. However, again, at this time, it does not appear
that the note is connected to a victim or incident of
Boise, May 23, 2010, 5:30 p.m. - Boise Police are
searching for more information after a suspicious note was
found in a Fairview Ave. restaurant Saturday afternoon.
Boise Police responded to the restaurant on
the 8000 blk of W. Fairview shortly after 2:00 p.m. Saturday
afternoon, May 22nd. A server told officers she found a note
referencing a possible kidnapping laying on an empty table. Boise
Police have no other evidence of a kidnapping occurring.
Kidnapping, however, is a serious crime and Boise Police are
investigating to see if indeed someone may be in danger.
Boise Police questioned witnesses including
employees and managers of the restaurant who have been
Detectives have been able to identify a man and
woman who were eating at the restaurant around the time the
note may have been left who may have
Persons of Interest (photos
- The woman is described as light skinned,
wearing a purple shirt, pants (possibly jeans), long, wavy dark
blonde hair worn in pony tails.
- The man is described as light skinned. wearing
a flannel shirt and a t-shirt, heavy set, approx 50 years of age,
grey hair and a grey beard. The pair may be from the Treasure
Valley, possibly Mountain Home.
Anyone with information as to the identity of the
man and woman, or if this man or woman recognize
themselves, please contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or
Boise Police dispatch at 377-6790.
A pick up truck reported by witnesses to
possibly be connected to persons of interest has been
ruled out by detectives as belonging to anyone
involved or anyone with knowledge of the note.