Five teens are charged with felonies following an assault on as Arvada Police officer. Maxwell McCann, 18, Braiden Ulmer, 18, Isaac Koch, 18, and Gavin Dawson, 18, along with an unnamed juvenile were …
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Five teens are charged with felonies following an assault on as Arvada Police officer.
Maxwell McCann, 18, Braiden Ulmer, 18, Isaac Koch, 18, and Gavin Dawson, 18, along with an unnamed juvenile were charged with counts of felony assault, possession of chemical weapon and menacing by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office April 12.
Dawson and McCann each face seven charges — the most of all the boys involved. Koch is the only one that doesn’t face a charge related to the assault of the officer. They all have a charge related to the possession of a chemical weapon.
On April 6 at approximately 12:22 a.m. officers were dispatched to the area of W. 68th Avenue and Beech Street in reference to a hazard involving traffic signs, including a stop sign, in the roadway.
According to the arrest affidavit, the signs had been pulled out of the ground and strung together with plastic wrap creating a “barricade.”
While the officer was removing the debris from the roadway, he noticed plastic bottle, which started emitting “white colored smoke” that smelled of chlorine. The gas soon rendered the officer unconscious. The officer was immediately transported to the hospital and has since been released.
According to the affidavit, the chemical bomb was made from household items. One defendant said that from his reading on the internet, “he felt the gas from the bombs was not very toxic or harmful.”
A receipt from Walmart listed the items used to make the device was found crinkled up at the scene of the incident. When confronted, all five defendants admitted to going to the store to purchase items to make the bombs as well as the plastic wrap.
This was also confirmed via security cameras, according to the affidavit.
Defendants are due back in court May 10.
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