Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Boise Police investigate attack on a woman and her dog

Boise Police are investigating an attack on a woman near N. 13th Street and W. Shoreline.  It happened Tuesday afternoon around 4:45 p.m. on the north side of the river, east of Shoreline Park. A woman was walking her dog when she says she let her dog off the leash.  The dog ran down a path toward the water and did not return.  The woman says she found a male subject holding her dog and that the male subject then attacked her.  The victim was able to fight back and escape.  She ran home and called police. The dog was not hurt.

Suspect description:  White or Hispanic male in his 40’s or 50’s about 5’6’’ and 150-160 lbs.  He is described as being dirty but was wearing a new looking grey zip-up hooded sweatshirt. He had a long beard that was about 4-6 inches long and was white and dark grey in color. He is also described as having a wrinkled face and dirty wrinkled hands.

Boise Police are asking that anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed anything related to the incident to call police.  The victim was yelling “Rosey,” her dogs name, during the attack. The dog is an 18-month-old German Shepherd.  The victim was also running and crying as she made her way home. 

Call Crime Stoppers: Anyone with information is asked to call Ada County dispatch at 208-377-6790. To remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers: at 208-343-COPS (2677),, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.