Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Juvenile identified in car vandalism investigation

Following a detailed investigation, Boise Police detectives have identified a male juvenile believed to be responsible for the vandalism of a car last week at a business near 35th Street and State Street.  Detectives have forwarded their investigation on to the Ada County Juvenile Court and charges are pending.     


Previously on Friday, July 14--  

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.


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),, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device. 



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.]