Police Search For Persons Of Interest In Party-Turned-Riot
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Fort Collins have pictures of specific people they want to talk to about the block party that turned into a riot last month.
Detectives have released pictures of seven people they would like to meet with to discuss what happened in the Summerhill neighborhood in Fort Collins on April 27.
“It was big but everyone was just having fun, no rowdiness or fights. All of a sudden the cops showed up and that’s when everybody just started rebelling,” said Summerhill resident Kris Bunker.
Police used tear gas and pepper spray to break up the unruly mob after what was a party grew into riotous conditions. Three people were hurt in the melee.
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Detectives believe those people pictured below were involved in the disturbance and need help identifying them.
“We received photographs from individuals who were there on scene that evening and they provided video and photographs and we also received information from the internet,” said Fort Collins Police spokeswoman Rita Davis.
Neighbors believe the party goers who caused trouble don’t live nearby.
“The people that were really going crazy, going after cops, were not people who live here. We respect where we live,” said Bunker.
Police are not calling those pictured suspects, only persons of interest detectives want to talk to. Police said it is unclear what role they might have played.
“It’s hard for us to tell whether they are students, whether they are non-students, whether they are local residents,” said Davis.
Those who know the identity of anyone pictured below is asked to contact Fort Collins Police Officer Allen Heaton at 970-221-6555 or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868.
Those who call can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward.
Crime Stoppers may also be reached through their Web site at www.stopcriminals.org.