Saturday, 5 Dec 2020

Man charged with four felonies for allegedly throwing fireworks at Denver police

A 22-year-old man has been charged with four felonies in Denver for allegedly throwing fireworks into the plaza at police headquarters during a “riot,” according to the district attorney’s office.

Timothy Wempen had been charged with engaging in a riot, using explosives or incendiary devices, second-degree assault and attempted second-degree assault, all felonies, according to a news release.

On Saturday night Wempen allegedly threw “three large fireworks” into a plaza at police headquarters, 1331 Cherokee St., injuring a police officer, the DA’s office said.

“My message to those who rioted on Saturday or who may be thinking of rioting in the future is that Denver will hold you accountable for your actions,” said Denver DA Beth McCann, in the release. “We will prosecute people who are alleged to have injured police officers and damaged property.”

A dozen other people were arrested at the Saturday night disturbance near downtown Denver.

 

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