Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Officers Search for Battery, Possible Abduction Suspect

Boise Police are investigating what may have been an attempted abduction involving a 13 year old female. 

What Happened: Boise Police were called last night by a parent reporting an incident that occurred approximately 7:15 p.m. on the 5200 block of West Overland Road. The parent reported the girl had walked out of the community library toward a nearby business when she was approached by a man who grabbed her and made comments about taking her away. The girl struggled, got free and ran back inside the library. The girl and a sibling called a parent who called police.

Officers are searching and would like to speak with the man involved. 

Suspect description: Very dark complected black adult male with a thick foreign accent, medium build and height. He was last seen driving a light colored boxy 4-door sedan, possibly mid-90's model. Officers found evidence the suspect may be employed as a house painter.

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. Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/CSofSWIdaho.  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. 

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

  • No! - Instruct children to yell "No" when a stranger grabs or 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, that information should immediately be reported to police. However, the child should know, getting to a safe place is the most important thing.