Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police


Contact: BPD Media Relations Office
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, July 14, 2017

Officers investigating car vandalism, malicious harassment; Have information? Call 343-COPS

Boise Police Officers are currently investigating a vandalism and possible malicious harassment that likely occurred on Thursday, July 13, at a business near the intersection of 35th Street and State Street.  The vandalism occurred to a car parked at the business, and included racially motivated words scratched into the paint of the car.  The vehicle was also dented and scratched multiple times.

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Call Crime Stoppers:  Officers are asking anyone with any information about who might have committed the vandalism of this car to please contact Crime Stoppers: at 343-COPS (2677), www.343COPS.com, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device. 

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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.]