The identity of a sixth man arrested in connection with the
weekend’s riots was released Wednesday morning.
Fort Collins resident Andrew Hansford, 20, was arrested early
Sunday morning outside Westfall Hall. The CSU Police Department
arrested Hansford in relation to the riot Saturday night on
Bluebell and Plum streets.
Police estimated nearly 600 gathered near the Saturday night
riot, which caused thousands of dollars in damage to city and
CSUPD Capt. Bob Chaffee said Hansford was arrested for not
cooperating with officers outside the residence hall. Hansford was
booked and taken into custody on Sunday. He is being charged with
obstructing an officer, a class two misdemeanor, and disobeying
public safety orders during a riot, a class three misdemeanor.
Hansford is not a CSU student and will be prosecuted by the
Fort Collins Police Services arrested five CSU students during
the weekend’s riots. CSU suspended these students pending their
judicial hearings, which began Wednesday, said Brad Bohlander, a
The CSU judicial board has not reached any disciplinary
“The hope is to get (hearings) done as quickly as possible with
due process,” Bohlander said.
As CSU students prepare to go out for their first Friday night
of the school year, both CSUPD and Fort Collins police will be
taking precautions because of last weekends actions.
“We’ve got slightly increased staffing for this weekend and next
weekend,” Chaffee said. He declined to mention specific plans.
Rita Davis, public information officer for FCPS, said the
department has stepped up its forces.
“We were prepared last weekend. We’ll be prepared this weekend
should there be any disturbance,” she said.