Boone police receive report from female of suspicious incident on West King Street

Michael Bragg

Boone Police Department received a report of an incident that occurred Friday at 12:54 a.m. in the 200 block of West King Street.

Police responded to a call from a female complainant who reported a Hispanic male attempting to engage with her in Spanish on King Street, according to the police report. The complainant then ran to her apartment and heard footsteps behind her but made it inside safely.

The suspect of this incident – approximately 5’4”, heavy set and in his 30s, according to the report – is described similarly to the suspect in a case involving the rape of an Appalachian State student in the 300 block of West King Street on Feb. 24, according to the Tuesday, Feb. 26 issue of The Appalachian.

“At this time it does not appear that a crime was committed; however, we wanted to make the members of our community aware of this situation after what occurred a few weeks ago,” Detective Kat Brackenridge said in the police report. “We cannot say that one incident is related to the other, but we do want people to be alert.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Boone Police Department at 268-6900 or High Country Crime Stoppers at 268-6959.

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