Witnesses Sought in Daytime Attack on Elderly Woman

Boulder Police detectives are looking for witnesses to a violent attack that occurred on the city’s bike path at Central Park yesterday afternoon.

At approximately 12:45 p.m. on July 21, a couple visiting from out of state was walking on the bike path near the 1700 block of 13th Street when a man walked up and attacked the woman unprovoked.

The suspect grabbed the 75-year-old woman by her hair and threw her to the ground. Passersby pulled the suspect off the victim and detained him until officers arrived.

The suspect has been identified as James Moore, 24, who has no known ties to Boulder and no local address. Moore was taken to the hospital for a medical hold and issued a felony summons for assault on an at-risk adult due to the age of the victim.

Anyone who witnessed any part of this crime or has information related to this investigation is asked to call Detective S. Ramos at 303-441-3323 reference case 22-06932. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at https://nococrimestoppers.com/

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