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Police: Boise man arrested for kidnapping vulnerable adult

Posted at 5:29 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 19:36:18-04

MERIDIAN, Idaho — A Boise man has been booked into the Ada County Jail on various felony counts after police say he took a vulnerable man against his will to Washington state.

About 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, February 15th, Meridian Police officers responded to a missing person report from an assisted care residence on the 1000 block of West Pine Avenue.

The missing person, described by police only as a 34-year-old vulnerable adult male, was believed to be on a road trip with Matthew Osgood, 52, of Boise. Police say Osgood and the missing person know each other.

“The missing person’s caregiver was concerned for his safety after a phone conversation with him; the missing person did not pack any clothes, medications, or know about the road trip ahead of time,” said Meridian Police spokesperson Stephany Galbreaith.

“Upon further investigation, Meridian officers spoke with the missing person -- who stated that he was forcibly taken by Osgood to Seattle, Washington. Meridian officers worked with Seattle Police to arrest Osgood and make sure the victim was with social services,” she added.

Osgood was arrested for felony kidnapping and abuse of a vulnerable adult.

Transportation arrangements were then made to get the victim back to his home in Meridian.

On-line court records show a protection order was issued on May 6th, prohibiting Osgood from having contact with the victim.

Then, about 1:20 p.m. on Friday, May 8th, Meridian officers were dispatched to a protection order violation at the same address -- on the 1000 block of West Pine Avenue.

“The same male victim (told officers) that Osgood allegedly contacted him and spoke to him on the phone, going against an existing protection order,” Galbreaith stated.

Officers were dispatched to the same address a second time that day, this time about 5:35 p.m. “The victim stated that Osgood allegedly entered his residence and stated the victim was going to ‘leave with him,’” she said.

Once the victim said he was calling the police, Osgood allegedly left the residence, driving a white Ford F-150 truck.

Officers searched nearby neighborhoods and located Osgood at the intersection of S. Eagle Road and E. Plaza Drive in Eagle.

He was arrested for one count misdemeanor violation of protection order, one count misdemeanor unlawful entry, and one count felony attempted kidnapping. Osgood also had existing warrants for one count of failing to appear before a judge, one count of felony second degree kidnapping, and one count pf felony abuse of a vulnerable adult, all stemming from the prior case.

Osgood was arraigned on the charges Monday afternoon in Ada County.

(photo courtesy Ada County Jail)