Crime

Boise police distribute sketch of sexual assault suspect

Boise police distributed this sketch Wednesday in connection with a Feb. 23 report of a sexual assault on the Greenbelt.
Boise police distributed this sketch Wednesday in connection with a Feb. 23 report of a sexual assault on the Greenbelt. Provided by Boise police

The woman told police a stranger approached her on the path north of the Boise River and west of the Americana Bridge. She said the man pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her, but she fought with him and was able to run away. The man was last seen running west, police said in a news release Wednesday.

The report was called in at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23.

The woman described her attacker as dark-skinned, possibly Native American or Hispanic. He reportedly had long hair, a patchy beard and an average build. He a dark blue and green plaid shirt, dark pants and a beanie-style stocking cap.

Anyone with any information about the reported assault is asked to please call Crime Stoppers at 208-343-2677, leave an online tip at 343COPS.com or use the P3 app. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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