According to a Boulder Police Department report, Brandon Camacho-Levine, 18, was arrested early on Thursday morning for several offenses, including marijuana possession and disorderly conduct.
Camacho-Levine allegedly approached a patrol car at the intersection of 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue while “visibly intoxicated” with a glass pipe in hand.
According to the police report, when asked if he needed to go to detox, he allegedly replied he was on LSD and that he was going to “kick everyone’s fucking ass.” Camacho-Levine was “tensing up his arms and chest and clenching his fists” at the time.
The officer in the car displayed his taser, and Camacho-Levine was given “repeated verbal direction to go down to the ground.” He was then tasered a total of four times before being taken into custody.
Witnesses said they felt the force used by police was excessive.
“It was apparent that the ‘suspect’ was unruly, but he did not appear violent,” said Donald Parry Gilliland, 22, a senior international affairs major, in a voluntary statement to police. “The man, with his back to the officer, appeared ready to comply. Then, the officer discharged his taser, bringing the man to the ground.”
According to another police report, Keegan Parker, a 20-year-old senior aerospace engineering major, was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning for another set of charges, including underage alcohol possession and disorderly conduct.
Police “observed a completely nude male wearing black shoes standing on top of a white vehicle,” in the area of 27th Street and Pine Street according to the police report. Another “heavier set” nude man was also seen, along with a woman in a blue dress hiding behind a fence.
Several officers pursued the suspects, but only caught what appeared to be the first man, later identified as Parker. Parker allegedly “swung his arm” at an officer and was tasered before being arrested.
“Unnecessary force was used, I was just fleeing, and I wasn’t fighting,” Parker said to the CU Independent. “I think it was cheap and dirty, but they caught me and that’s all that matters.”
Police are also investigating two alleged sex-assault related incidents that were reported on in the past week, according to police.
Police are also investigating an alleged sex assault that was reported on Saturday, according to the police blotter. A woman said she was sexually assaulted while staying at the home of an acquaintance in the area of 22nd Street and Canyon Boulevard. According to reports, the woman appears to know the suspect.
Another 1st degree burglary and attempted sex assault that was reported in South Boulder early on Tuesday morning, according to a Boulder P.D. press release. A woman said that she woke up in her home on Tantra drive to find a male stranger in her room. The man climbed on top of her, tried to cover her mouth, and punched her. He then fled when she screamed and alerted her roommates.
“I don’t believe that the victim is related to CU”, said Boulder P.D. spokeswoman Sarah Huntley (cq).
The suspect is described as approximately 6 feet tall, and 200 pounds. He was wearing a dark red or maroon hoody and dark pants, and had “a few days worth of growth” of stubble. He was last last seen running Northwest.
According to the press release, police are recanvassing the area. They are asking people to look for: cars or people that are not usually seen in the area, people sitting in cars or standing outside buildings, non-residents attempting to open doors and recent door-to-door sales activity.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to a call Boulder Police at 303-441-3330.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Sam Dieter at email@example.com