BOULDER, Colo. – After in-depth investigation, the Boulder Police Department has identified and arrested a man for a series of peeping incidents.

Detectives are also asking the community to contact us if they believe they have been a victim of this crime.

The incidents occurred May 8, May 12, May 15 and May 25 in the 1200 block of Mariposa Avenue. The family had installed a game camera to see wildlife and instead saw the male in this photo masturbating while watching their juvenile daughter in the shower. They notified Boulder Police who began an investigation. As a result of their diligence and persistence, detectives spotted the man at the same location at approximately 10 p.m. yesterday.

Detectives approached him and he took off running but was quickly taken into custody. That man has been identified as James Walter Baird, 48, and charged with invasion of privacy, obstruction, resisting arrest and third-degree trespass. Additional charges are pending. At his court hearing this afternoon, he was given a $10,000 cash/surety/property bond.

Peeping Suspect
James Baird

Anyone with any information related to this investigation is asked to call Detective Garretson at 720-390-9594 reference case 22-04776. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at

As in every criminal case, these charges are an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.