‘Man bumped into, stabbed while walking dog on Boulder Creek Path . . .’


By Max R. Weller

Read the report from the Daily Camera here. Copied below in its entirety:

A man walking his dog along the Boulder Creek Path on Wednesday night told police that he was stabbed following a brief run-in with an unknown person, which left him with serious injuries and prompted police to increase patrols in the area.

The 53-year-old man told police he was walking his dog on the creek path near the Boulder Main Library about 9:20 p.m. when he heard footsteps behind him before someone bumped into him, according to a news release.

The man chased after the person but stopped when he realized that he was bleeding from a stab wound. He would later tell police that he felt pain but didn’t realize he was stabbed.

He drove himself to Boulder Community Health’s Foothills Hospital, and Boulder police spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly said that the man suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect, who is described a tall, skinny white man wearing all black clothing and a square, black backpack with white trim.

The area was flush on Thursday afternoon with joggers, cyclists and people out for afternoon strolls. Among them was Boulder resident Nathan Hutchinson, who was taking the long way to Chautauqua.

He said that he hadn’t heard of the stabbing, and although he doesn’t know exactly what happened, he thinks someone “has to be kind of messed up in the head to stab someone.

“It’s overdone,” he said. “It’s rage. … He’s definitely got a mental issue, and I hope he finds some help because obviously he is on edge.”

Police said that they are increasing patrols along the area, but Boulder resident Lisa Birman, who was jogging along the path on Thursday afternoon, said that police seem to already be in the area.

“I’ve seen a lot more police presence out here this summer — probably more than ever,” she said.

Birman hadn’t heard about the stabbing, but said that it was horrible and added that she is concerned for the homeless people who sleep along Boulder Creek at night.

“I don’t use it after dark,” she added.


Hell, I try my best to avoid this area during the day as well! Just wait until the Civic Area “improvements” are finally completed, and the worst-behaved transients come swarming back with a vengeance . . .

NOTE: According to the Boulder Police Blotter, there was another stabbing earlier this week, on Tuesday 7/11/2017: Officers responded to the 1200 block of Canyon on a disturbance where two males were involved in an altercation. One was stabbed with a table knife and the other incurred minor injuries to his neck and hand.  Both were transported to Boulder Community Health and later released.  There were no arrests. The case was referred to the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office for their review and potential charges.  17-8535

What happens to a suspect who is arrested, prosecuted, given a mental health evaluation at Pueblo, and is then convicted? Not much: Man sentenced to 4 years in prison in Boulder stabbing case. NOT 4 years in fact — Mr. Hall has been living “on the streets” in Boulder for many moons now, and I see him almost every morning at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless with his new sidekick, Douglas Delling, who was in BSH’s Summer Bed Program until recently:

David Hall

David Hall (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office)

Douglas Delling

Boulder Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

Mr. Delling enjoyed an early release from his sentence of 41 months, and not surprisingly he returned to Boulder and the homeless shelter which welcomes perverts. He now wants to be a woman, apparently, and was housed in the special room for transgender-types while in the Summer Bed Program.

What a couple: Hall and Delling. Our local nonprofits and city staff should be held accountable for enabling these characters.

(This post e-mailed to Boulder City Council.)


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