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Posted on: April 26, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Nampa Police makes disorderly conduct arrest with the assistance of Boise Police

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On 04/26/16 at 12:08 p.m., Nampa Police arrested Daniel J. Mena, a 26-year-old Nampa man for disorderly conduct. The arrest took place in a public parking lot at Treasure Valley Marketplace. This arrest was made with the cooperation and coordination of information with the Boise Police Department.

Sergeant Steve Butler, Boise Police, said, “On April 19th, we received an anonymous tip about some lewd conduct going on near the Boise Towne Square mall area.” Butler advised that Boise Police Department’s Community Policing Team was able to investigate the information given to them and establish a possible suspect. Butler advised that yesterday that information led them to the Marketplace area in Nampa and Nampa Police was advised of the situation at that time. “Yesterday, we were able to positively identify the suspect as he was leaving the area, but we had information that he would be back to that area today,” Butler said.

Officers from the Boise Police Department set up surveillance today and observed the suspect in his vehicle in a public parking lot in Nampa. Nampa Police officers, with the assistance of Boise Police officers, contacted Mr. Mena in his Red 2007 Chevy Pickup. At the time of contact, Mena was completely nude, involved in sexually explicit acts with himself that he was broadcasting live over the internet.

“This type of activity we take very seriously due to the quality of life for our residents and concern for safety of everyone. The possibility of escalation of behaviors on the part of the suspect was a significant concern,” Butler stated. “We felt that Nampa Police would feel the same way about the lewd conduct and that led us to contact them in this case,” he said.

Mena was arrested by Nampa Police officers and charged with one count of disorderly conduct. He was booked into the Canyon County Jail on that charge.

“We are thankful that the Boise Police Department contacted us about this investigation. The idea that these types of acts were going on in a public place, open to the view of any passerby’s is something we take very seriously. The possibility that our residents, including children, might have been exposed to this lewd behavior is disturbing,” said Sergeant Tim Riha, Nampa Police Department.

For more information, please contact Sergeant Tim Riha at 468-5606 or 250-4068.

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