On July 12th Boise Police received a report of graffiti that been written on the ground in front a business on the 6000 block of Overland Road. The graffiti included words and images written in chalk. Detectives are investigating it as a possible act of malicious harassment. There is video surveillance of the incident which occurred around 10pm on July 11th. The video is included below along with a zoomed in version of the same video.
Suspect description: The video shows a white, male suspect between the ages of 20 and 30. He was wearing long shorts, white socks, brown shoes and a white T-shirt with a logo on the front. It also appears he has medium-length hair.
Call dispatch: Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790.
18-7902. MALICIOUS HARASSMENT DEFINED — PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful for any person, maliciously and with the specific intent to intimidate or harass another person because of that person’s race, color, religion, ancestry, or national origin, to:
(a) Cause physical injury to another person; or
(b) Damage, destroy, or deface any real or personal property of another person; or
(c) Threaten, by word or act, to do the acts prohibited if there is reasonable cause to believe that any of the acts described in subsections (a) and (b) of this section will occur.
For purposes of this section, "deface" shall include, but not be limited to, cross-burnings or the placing of any word or symbol commonly associated with racial, religious or ethnic terrorism on the property of another person without his or her permission.
History: [18-7902, added 1983, ch. 110, sec. 2, p. 237.]