Posted: Apr 25, 2013 8:28 PM by Melissa Anderson - MTN News
The Boulder Police Department has two people of interest in a pipe bombing and arson case concerning one victim.
Although the incidents happened about a month apart, investigators have reason to believe the occurrences were connected.
Both the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the State Fire Marshal are assisting with the investigation along with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.
According to Boulder Police Chief Rick Streib, the first incident occurred on the night of February 26th, when a pipe bomb was thrown through the victim's trailer window while the victim was home asleep.
The ATF was brought in to investigate as it is being considered as a federal violation for the use of an explosive device.
Police Chief Streib said that case is being investigated as an attempted homicide.
The second incident occurred on or about March 28th, when someone poured gasoline on the front porch and set it on fire.
According to reports, the trailer, located in a trailer park on the west side of Boulder near 4th and Adams Streets, went up in flames.
Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle said the trailer was gutted and considered a total loss.
That case is being investigated as arson by the State Fire Marshall's office.
Video was captured by a camera the victim set up in the second case, and according to the police chief, is being used as evidence in the case.
The police chief also said the victim may know the suspects or at least why they are targeting him.
The victim of both incidents has since moved outside of Boulder in fear for his life.
Anyone who may have information regarding the incidents is asked to call the Boulder Police Department at 406-225-3694 or the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at 406-225-4075