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Suspect Arrested in Pepper Spray Assault of a Boulder Police Officer

Boulder police have identified and arrested a woman in connection with an assault on an officer that occurred last week

An officer recognized the suspect, 34-year-old Gina Herndon DOB 10/26/82, after she was spotted at 11:10 a.m. today, Sept. 25, near 13 th and Pearl streets.

Herndon faces charges of Second-Degree Assault, Third-Degree Assault, Criminal Mischief and Attempted Criminal Mischief.

The arrest stems from an incident that occurred at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 when Boulder police responded to the Safeway at 3325 28 th St. on a report of a woman harassing people with pepper spray.  The suspect left the scene before officers arrived, but was located soon after at Vic’s Coffee, 3305 30 th St.

When an officer contacted the suspect at the coffee shop, the woman became very agitated and aggressive and proceeded to use the pepper spray on the officer.  She then left the scene on foot. Police searched the area, but were unable to find her. The officer was transported to Boulder Community Health. He was subsequently treated and released.

The case number is 17-12400.

Anyone who may have additional information about this case should call Detective Heather Frey at 303-441-3369. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at . Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

Published:  Sept. 25, 2017

Media Contacts:
Laurie Ogden, Police, 303-441-3310
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155

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