Keene Police seek public’s help in identifying Pumpkinfest rioters

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Suspects wanted in connection with Keene Pumpkinfest riot.
Suspects wanted in connection with Keene Pumpkinfest riot.

Keene Police have released a series of photographs and are seeking the public’s help in identifying individuals who may have contributed to the Oct. 20 riot that coincided with the town’s annual Pumpkinfest.

Several people were injured and required medical treatment, and there was substantial damage to private and public property as a result of the riot. The following photos and screen captures from video clips were assembled which show individuals the Keene Police Department is attempting to identify.

Several arrests have already been made, according to police.

Information pertaining to those pictured here can be given directly to Det. Joel Chidester or Det. Michael O’Donnell at 603-357-9820 or via email at and

Information can also be anonymously submitted to the Keene Police Department through their Anonymous Crime Tip line or directly downloaded to LEEDIR (Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository).   LEEDIR allows direct download of information and social media that will automatically be downloaded to the Keene Police Department.

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