Police say Jason Grubbs is shown in this surveillance photo / Newark police
Newark, Del. (DelawareOnline.com) -- An elusive naked man, who police say has been spotted running around
Newark, Delaware over the past two years exposing himself at least 16 times, was
finally arrested late Saturday after he was seen walking on Beverly Road
in the buff and slapping his buttocks.
The man was identified as Jason W. Grubbs, 39, of Sullivan Chase Drive in Avondale, Pa., said Lt. Mark Farrall.
Newark police have had more than a dozen sightings of that naked man since June 2011.
The University of Delaware has also had nine reports on campus.
was charged Saturday with 13 counts of indecent exposure, and one count
each of lewdness, criminal mischief under $1,000, resisting arrest and
possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Farrall said.
of Delaware police charged Grubbs with nine counts of indecent
exposure, six count of criminal trespassing and one count of lewdness.
agencies are continuing to investigate complaints in their respective
jurisdictions to see if Grubbs might be linked to other incidents.
About 10:45 p.m., two women called police to report seeing a naked man exposing himself on Beverly Road near Sunset Road.
The two women, ages 20 and 21, saw the unclothed man walking across the road slapping his buttocks, Farrall said.
The naked man ran between two homes, and both officers from Newark and UD rushed to the scene and surrounded the area.
they were checking the area, two officers spotted a man matching the
description provided by the two victims, but he was dressed when he
emerged from a group of trees at the corner of Beverly Road and Manns
Avenue, Farrall said.
When the man spotted the officers, he ran off but was captured trying a climb a fence, Farrall said.
was first charged by Newark Police and released and they released on
$1,800 unsecured bail before being charged by UD police and released
after posting $1,600 secured bail.
with information on Grubbs is asked to call Newark Detective James
Skinner at 366-7110, ext 135 or UD police Detective Jay Protz at
831-4136, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800)TIP-3333.