Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, April 17, 2017

Boise Man Wanted for Aggravated Assault and Drug Trafficking

Boise Police officers, along with DEA agents, are attempting to apprehend a man wanted for aggravated assault and drug trafficking.  Anyone with any information about the suspect is asked to call police at 377-6790 or Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.

Wanted Suspect:  Javier V. Tapia, 25, Boise

Tapia is wanted on a federal indictment for drug trafficking stemming from a Boise Police and DEA investigation.  As officers were attempting to arrest the suspect on Wednesday (April 12) near the area of Fairview Avenue and Fry Street, Tapia rammed his vehicle into an undercover police car and fled the area.  The suspect vehicle was later located abandoned.  Tapia is believed to be possibly armed and dangerous.  He is described as being 5’9” tall and weighing approximately 160 pounds.  He has black hair, brown eyes, and may have facial hair. 

Officers are asking anyone who has any information about the whereabouts of Tapia to contact non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790 or Crime Stoppers.

To contact Crime Stoppers:

1-Leave a web tip at 343COPS.Com

2-Use our FREE app, P3! You can get the app on ITunes or in the Google Play Store by typing “P3 tips” in the search bar.

3-Call 208-343-COPS(2677)

You can remain anonymous and you can earn a reward of up to $1000.00 if your tip leads to a felony arrest!

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