Boulder police said they have received hundreds of tips as they work to identify people who assaulted officers and damaged property during a riot on University Hill on Saturday.
Police on Monday night also released a series of photos of people involved in the riot asking for the public’s help to identify them. Most of the suspects in the photos are depicted either flipping a car or damaging other vehicles.
The release also stated some individuals pictured in photos and video submitted to police by tipsters have been identified.
An estimated 500 to 800 college-aged people gathered near Pennsylvania Avenue and 10th Street on Saturday evening in a large outdoor party that became destructive, with people flipping a car and damaging other vehicles and property.
A Boulder armored SWAT vehicle eventually arrived on scene to disperse the crowd, but the truck was damaged and three officers suffered minor injuries.
Both Boulder and University of Colorado Boulder officials have said there would be consequences for the people involved, especially for those who damaged property, assaulted officers or hosted the party.
Boulder police spokeswoman Dionne Waugh said police have received about 750 tips from various platforms since asking the public to help them identify individuals in photos and videos from the riot.
“We have a team of detectives from Boulder police, CU (Boulder) police and the DA’s Office that are reviewing them to identify individuals responsible for committing crimes,” Waugh said. “The prevalence of social media information and the amount of tips is unlike any other previous investigation and will take time to sort through.”
Waugh said no charges have been filed at this time.
Police seeking tips
Anyone with information, photos or video is asked to contact police by visiting tinyurl.com/UniversityHillDisturbance.
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