BPD arrests indecent exposure suspect

March 31, 2022

Arrested: Arthur Newell, 58, Boise

Charges: Indecent Exposure (m), Possession of a Controlled Substance (F)

Today, March 31, 2022, Boise Police arrested a suspect, Arthur Newell, on a warrant for indecent exposure.  Officers began this investigation on March 18, 2022, when a citizen reported seeing a suspicious situation involving the suspect exposing himself while sitting in a cardboard box with items sexual in nature and binoculars. The location was near W. Canal St and S. Shoshone St. and there were several children nearby. Officers immediately responded and began an investigation with the Neighborhood Contact Officer team. The investigation led officers to get a warrant for the suspect’s arrest on a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure. When officers went to arrest the suspect on the warrant at his residence today he was found to be in possession of the controlled substance Methamphetamine. The suspect, Newell, was taken to the Ada County Jail and booked on the listed charges. The investigation is ongoing.

“We want to thank the community member who noticed this concerning situation and not only called police but also warned other families nearby,” said Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Sgt. Tony Ostrander. “Anyone who witnesses behavior that appears to be suspicious or out of place is always encouraged to call police and let us investigate.”

Additional information about this investigation or other suspicious circumstances can be reported to Ada County Dispatch at 208-377-6790 or Crime Stoppers at: 208-343-COPS (2677), www.343COPS.com, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

(208) 570-6180 | BPDMedialine@cityofboise.org

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