Read the latest news of Peace and Love among the worst-behaved transients in our city in the Daily Camera here. Copied below in its entirety:
Douglas Baker (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office / Courtesy Photo)
A Boulder homeless man is facing assault charges after police say he hit a man over the head with a crowbar at Eben G. Fine Park on Monday after an argument about the park’s bathrooms.
Douglas Christopher Baker, 32, has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault and is being held at the Boulder County Jail on a $500 cash bond. He is due for a formal filing of charges on Thursday.
According to Boulder police spokeswoman Laurie Ogden, Baker got into an argument with a 41-year-old man at Eben G. Fine Park, 101 Arapahoe Ave., about Baker locking the bathrooms at the park.
Ogden said during the argument Baker struck the other man in the back of the head with a crowbar. The man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, but was able to talk to police.
Baker was taken into custody at 9 p.m. Monday.
Ogden said she did not know if the alleged victim was also a transient, but said it does appear that both men knew each other.
According to court records, Baker has a lengthy criminal history in Boulder County that includes arrests for assault, burglary, drug possession, theft, trespassing and harassment.
What more can be said about the typical senseless violence that goes on in Boulder’s BUM community? Most homeless people don’t go to Eben G. Fine nor to any of the other BUM hangouts any longer because of it.
Yet, we have clueless do-gooders with their new “Coordinated Entry” for BUMS, which comes down to ENABLING more of the worst-behaved transients as they prey on others. The victims are generally other homeless people they perceive as vulnerable (although it’s not clear from the story if that’s true in this case), but ordinary citizens can get clobbered over the head, too.