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Sunday Morning Rape Reported to Boone PD PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Sunday, 24 February 2013 18:55

Sunday morning, the Boone Police Department responded to a report of a sexual assault, the victim reporting that she was assaulted at approximately 3:30am walking West King Street. The woman said she was walking alone in the vicinity of the 300 block of West King Street when a vehicle, occupied by two Hispanic males, stopped alongside and asked if she was okay, and then drove on.  A short time later, the victim was grabbed from behind, forced behind a building and sexually assaulted.  The victim described the suspect as a short Hispanic male, with a stocky and pudgy build.  The investigation into this incident is ongoing, and  investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the Boone Police Department at 828-268-6900 or High Country Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959.  All information will be kept confidential and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Boone Police give these Tips for Staying SAFE:

·    Always try and walk with a friend, especially during the hours of darkness.
·    Be aware of your surroundings. Knowing where you are and who is around you may help you to find a way to get out of a bad situation.
·    Try to avoid isolated or poorly lighted areas. It is more difficult to get help if no one is around.
·    Walk with purpose. Even if you don’t know where you are going, act like you do.
·    Trust your instincts. If a situation or location feels unsafe or uncomfortable, it probably isn’t the best place to be.
·    Try not to load yourself down with packages or bags as this can make you appear more vulnerable.
·    Make sure your cell phone is with you and charged.
·    Avoid putting music headphones in both ears so that you can be more aware of your surroundings, especially if you are walking alone.


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