Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Officers investigate suspicious activity involving a child

06-02-11 Officers investigate suspicious activity involving a child

     Boise, June 2, 2011 - Boise Police are investigating suspicious activity reported by a middle school age girl that occurred yesterday, Wednesday, June 1st, near N. 15th & W. Hays Streets at approx. 2:45 p.m..

    The child reported to her School Resource Officer that an older man driving a white sedan pulled along side her as she was walking, engaged in a very short conversation and offered the girl a ride. The girl says she said No, ran home and told a trusted adult.

    Officers are searching for thedriver of the vehicle, described asa light-skinned male possibly in his 60's with short grey hair, clean shaven who appeared heavy set. He wore a light blue long sleeve shirt. The man drove a white 4-door newer model sedan. There appeared to be a grey suit or jacket hanging in the car. 

    Anyone with any information on who the driver may be is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236.

  Child Safety Tips:  "No - Go- Tell

    Boise Police advise the "No - Go- Tell" lesson for children;

  • Yell "No!"when someone asks a child to approach an unknown vehicle or house
  • "Go", run away
  • "Tell"a trusted adult who can call police.

    If the child can remember a good description of the suspicious person or vehicle, parents should give that information to police. However, the child should know, getting to a safe place is the most important thing.