Boise Police arrest two suspects for Malicious Harassment

July 5, 2024

Arrested: Hannah Tucker, 28, Boise

Charge: Malicious Harassment (F)

Arrested: Crystal Grosenbach, 38, Boise

Charge: Malicious Harassment (F)

On July 4, 2024, just after 9 pm, Boise Police patrol officers responded to an in-progress altercation in front of a business near 8th and Idaho. Evidence indicates before police arrived, suspects Hannah Tucker and Crystal Grosenbach approached a man and woman sitting on the patio of a restaurant. They began chanting and yelling antisemitic comments directly at the male, who was wearing a Kippah or Yamaka, a head covering traditionally worn by Jewish males. There was a verbal argument between the male victim and suspects before Tucker and Grosenbach walked away. They returned a short time later, again yelling at the victims. This time, the male victim got up from his seat and approached them. Both suspects walked up to the victim and Tucker extended her phone towards the victim, making contact with his nose. At this point others in the area began to intervene and argue with Grosenbach and Tucker and the victim returned to his seat. Following an investigation Tucker and Grosenbach were arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the listed charges.

“This type of hateful behavior is unacceptable. Freedom of speech does not give anyone the right to break laws or target individuals based on their religion, race, or identity,” said Boise Police Chief Ron Winegar. “We take incidents involving hate bias very seriously and want to ensure everyone continues to feel safe and welcome in our community. We appreciate the actions taken by our officers to address the immediate issue and investigate this incident further.”

Tucker has also been identified as being involved in a malicious injury to property case at a hotel on the 7000 Block of Spectrum St. on June 9th.  The hotel was vandalized with a large amount of graffiti. Boise Police investigators have routed a warrant request in that case and charges are forthcoming.

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

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