11-05-10 UPDATE - Detectives learn a reported attack on the
greenbelt did NOT occur
UPDATE to report initially released Oct. 10, 2010:
Boise, Nov. 5, 2010 - Boise Police detectives
have learned after many hours of investigation, that a sexual
assault reported to have occurred early the morning of Sunday, Oct.
10th beneath the Capitol Bridge on the Boise greenbelt did in
"We know that many people in our
community were scared and understandably very concerned after the
report. So were we." said Sgt. Kip Higby of the Boise Police
Special Victims Unit. "Officers have spent dozens and dozens of
hours investigating. But at this point, we can confidently say the
stranger attack first reported did not occur."
Detectives are still working with the
woman who initially came forward and reported the attack. The
investigation into what may have happened involving the woman
remains open. However, detectives say they have solid evidence the
reported sexual assault by a stranger on the greenbelt did NOT
"While this investigation is now going a
much different direction, we always remind citizens to be aware of
their safety. We want citizens to know how to keep themselves safe
and steps we should all take to keep from becoming a victim of
crime." said Sgt. Higby.
As previously reported, Boise Police
ALWAYS remind citizens of these personal safety
- Be focused on and aware of your surroundings.
- Walk in pairs or groups. Don't stray away from the crowd.
There's safety in numbers.
- Stay in well lit areas.
- Avoid areas where thick brush provides hiding places.
- Report any suspicious activity to police right away.
Original release (the original release also included a composite
sketch of the 'suspect' released Oct 15, 2010):
10-10-10 Officers investigate reported
sexual assault under Capitol bridge
UPDATE: Oct. 11, 2010 - Boise Police
continue to investigate a reported sexual assault that occurred
under the CApitol bridge on the greenbelt early yesterday morning.
The report came into Boise Police shortly after noon Sunday. The
attack reportedly occurred sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 3:00
a.m. Sunday morning.
Detectives have additional information
to alert the public as to the suspects description.
Updated suspect description:a light
skinned adult male, 40 - 50 years old with short hair and a full
beard, a "boney" facial appearance with "sunken" eyes. He was
wearing a black winter coat.
Boise, Oct. 10, 2010 - 9:45 p.m. Boise Police are
investigating a reported sexual assault that occurred beneath the
Capitol Blvd. Bridge sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 3 :00 a.m.
The victim, an adult female, tells officers
she was walking alone under the bridge when she was approached by a
man and assaulted.
The suspect is described as a light skinned adult
male, 40 - 50 years old with short hair and a full beard.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime
Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES
or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain anonymous. A
reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information
leading to the arrest of a criminal suspects