Suspect charged with providing false information to law enforcement

Suspect: Patricia Crosby-White, 25, Boise

Charge: False reports –providing false information to law enforcement (m)

On May 30, 2019 Boise City Prosecutors filed a misdemeanor charge of providing false information to law enforcement against Patricia Crosby-White after a Boise Police investigation that began on May 1, 2019.  The suspect, Patricia Crosby-White told Boise Police officers that an unknown male got into her vehicle without permission in a parking lot on Overland Road.  Crosby-White then said the male ordered her to drive to an area in Ada County where the male sexually assaulted her.

Using tips from the public, Boise Police were able to identify a possible suspect in the assault. After further investigation, officers obtained evidence that Crosby-White and the male subject were known to each other and had planned to meet at that location. Due to the nature of the disclosures made by Crosby-White, Boise Police Detectives conducted a detailed investigation that involved surveillance videos from the parking lot, witness interviews, social media records and other electronic messages.  Detectives worked to make sure both parties received as thorough an investigation as possible in order to ensure that justice was served.

Once the investigation was complete, the Ada County Prosecutors Office, which handles felony cases for the City of Boise, reviewed the evidence discovered during the thorough investigation and declined to file charges against the male subject.  The Boise City Prosecutors Office, which handles misdemeanor cases for the City of the Boise, has moved forward with filing a False Report charge against Patricia Crosby-White as a result of the allegations made by her.

The Boise Police Department Special Victims Unit, Victim Witness Coordinators and Faces of Hope Victim Center remain committed to serving victims of abuse in Ada County. Our network of care providers and law enforcement has a proven record of helping victims of sexual assault seek justice and safety.  We encourage all victims of assault to seek help and report crimes against them.


Previously released: May 2, 2019

Thanks to the public’s help, Boise Police Special Victim’s Unit detectives were able to quickly identify and make contact with the male subject and he is cooperating with the investigation.  Our detectives take public safety seriously and work hard to find all available information about every investigation.  During the course of this investigation, officers obtained evidence that the two were known to each other and had planned to meet at that location. Investigators do not believe there is a public safety threat. No charges have been filed.


Previously released: May 2, 2019

Boise Police Department detectives are investigating a reported kidnapping and sexual assault that happened Wednesday evening in Boise. Detectives have obtained a surveillance picture of a possible person of interest and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

What Happened: Around 7:35  p.m. on Wednesday a victim reported that a male adult approached her while she was in her car in a parking lot near S. Vinnell Way and W. Overland Rd. The man forced his way into her vehicle and then forced her to drive to another location in Ada County where he sexually assaulted her.  The woman thought the man was wearing some type of holster and she believed the man was armed. The woman says the man then forced her to drive back to the initial location where he fled the scene. As soon as Boise Police were notified, an investigation began and detectives were able to obtain a surveillance picture of a person of interest. Police would like to talk with this person and are asking anyone with information about him to call dispatch at 208-377-6790 or make an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.

Description: The person of interest is described as a white male adult with red hair. It’s believed he has a large colorful tattoo on his forearm. He is also believed to be driving a small grey SVU.

Crime Stoppers: The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encourage to call police at 208-377-6790. You can make an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 208- 343-COPS (2677),, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.

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