BOULDER, Colo. – After around-the-clock investigation, the Boulder Police Department has identified and arrested the suspect responsible for a series of burglaries and sexual contacts that occurred in the University Hill neighborhood over the weekend.

Based on the specifics of each crime, Patrol officers working with detectives identified a 17-year-old male who was charged last year with indecent exposure. Boulder Police executed a search warrant at his home in the city late last night and arrested him for violating his probation.

Today they charged him with:

  • Three felony counts of Second-Degree Burglary
  • Two misdemeanor counts of Indecent Exposure
  • One misdemeanor count of Attempted Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification
  • One felony count of Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft
  • One misdemeanor count of Unlawful Sexual Contact

He was taken to a juvenile detention center where he is being held without bond until Monday. Detectives believe he could be responsible for more incidents in the area, and additional charges are likely.

“We take these crimes very seriously and know our community, especially those who live on University Hill, were shaken by these brazen acts. That’s why we’ve had every available resource on this case and are proud of the swift teamwork by our detectives and officers,” Deputy Chief Steve Redfearn said.

In December 2021, Boulder Police arrested and charged this same juvenile—who was 16 years old at the time—with seven misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure after victims reported him looking into their home while committing a lewd act outside.

Detectives do not believe these crimes are connected to the sexual assault on the University of Colorado Boulder campus that occurred last month.

Because these current crimes are still actively being investigated and the suspect is a juvenile, Boulder Police are unable to release more specifics at this time. Anyone who believes they might have had an encounter with this suspect or have surveillance video of any incidents is asked to contact Detective Flynn at 303-441-1850 reference case 22-8786 or upload it directly via this link:

https://bouldercopd.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/universityhillburglaries

As in every criminal case, these charges are an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.