Monday, May 21, 2012

BPD Releases New Photos of Butterfly Theft Suspect

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2012 at 4:25 PM

BPD released photos of the suspect after the WCA statue was vandalized.
  • Boise Police Department
  • Boise Police today released photos of the person suspected of vandalizing the Women's ane Children's Alliance statue.

Less than two months after the statue outside the Women's and Children's Alliance at North Eighth and West Washington streets was vandalized, the butterfly has been stolen once again.

Back in March, the Boise Police Department issued photos from security tapes showing the theft of the sculpture's butterfly from the outstretched palm of the piece's main subject. This most-recent theft comes less than a month after the statue was finally restored.

They ask that any information be forwarded to Crime Stoppers.
  • Boise Police Department
  • Boise Police ask that any information about the person in the photos be forwarded to Crime Stoppers.

Footage from security cameras shows a male approaching the statue, lifting the butterfly from the palm, and then turning east to walk down Washington Street.

BPD is asking for any information about the suspect's identity to be forwarded to Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS, or log on to, or text CRIMES to 274637, subject Tip236. A reward of $1,000 is offered for information leading to an arrest.

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