Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Officers Investigate Two Unrelated Overnight Stabbings

01-28-12 Officers Investigate Two Unrelated Overnight Stabbings

    Boise, Jan. 28, 2012 - Boise Police are investigating two stabbings that occurred early this morning. Officers say there's no evidence at this time the two incidents are related. 

    Incident #1)Officers were called to an injured man at approx 2:00 a.m. this morning in a restaurant near N. 8Th & W. Idaho Streets. The man had just been in a fight outside, walked into the restaurant and noticed he'd been stabbed in the upper torso. The victim, a 26 year old Boise man told officers he did not know the man he'd fought with, saying the fight started verbally then turned briefly violent. The victim remains hospitalized at this time with non-life threatening injuries. 

    Suspect Description: light skinned male, approx. 6', muscular build short dark hair, nicely dressed. He was last seen walking away with a female south on 8th Street.

    Incident #2)Officers were called to a fight with a weapon outside a trailer home near S. Federal Way and Malad Street approx 2:45 a.m. Witnesses say two men had been sitting outside when an unknown younger male walked up and almost immediately began talking aggressively and challenging the men to a fight. As the victim, a 30 year old male, tried to push the suspect away he was cut by the suspect in the back of the neck and the head. Responding officers say the man's injuries appeared serious but do not appear life threatening. He also remains hospitalized this afternoon.

    Suspect Description: young looking, light skinned male, approx 17 - 20 years old, 5'8" - 5'9" tall, heavy set build, wearing a dark sweatshirt.

    Crime Stoppers: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 criminal suspects.