UPDATE: Mr. Baker has been released from jail and transported to a U.S Department of Veterans Affairs facility located in West Los Angeles where he is currently receiving services. Mr. Baker must continue to remain at least 1,000 yards from the UCSB campus, faculty, employees, no blogs, no e-mails, writings, or publications that refer to UCSB for the next 3 years.
Mr. Baker remains in custody. On 12/10/13, Mr. Baker plead guilty to Vandalism (felony) and Trespassing With Intent to Interfere (misdemeanor). It is anticipated that Mr. Baker will be transferred to the custody of the Veteran’s Administration on 12/11/13 and be transported to a treatment facility in Los Angeles, CA where he will be assessed and potentially admitted to a residential facility. The court (Department 2 – Judge Hill) has directed that Mr. Baker remain at least 1,000 yards from campus, faculty, employees, no blogs, no e-mails, writings, or publications that refer to UCSB while assigned to probation for approximately 3 years.
Mr. Baker remains in custody until December 10th. Mr. Baker is next scheduled for a probation sentence hearing in California Superior Court, Judge Hill's courtroom, on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 8:30am.
Mr. Baker remains in custody. Mr. Baker's trial has been continued and he is next scheduled to appear in California Superior Court, in Judge Hill's courtroom, on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 for a criminal jury trial. Jury selection is scheduled on November 13th and the trial itself on November 14th.
Mr. Baker remains in custody. On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, Mr. Baker appeared in Santa Barbara Superior Court and a trial date was set for November 5, 2013 regarding pending criminal charges.
Mr. Baker remains in custody on criminal charges. On Tuesday, September 24th, 2013, an arraignment hearing was held in the Santa Barbara Superior Court related to criminal charges filed against Neil Baker. Through his defense attorney, Mr. Baker has plead not guilty and has been scheduled for his next hearing on October 1, 2013.
Mr. Baker remains in custody on criminal charges. On Tuesday, September 17th, 2013, a hearing was held in the Santa Barbara Superior Court related to Neil Baker’s Temporary Restraining Order. The commissioner presiding over the hearing extended the temporary restraining order and scheduled a hearing regarding this matter for November 18, 2013.
9/9/13: Mr. Baker attended a preliminary hearing and is being held to answer on felony vandalism and trespassing charges. Mr. Baker's attorney requested a bail reduction hearing on September 24, 2013. Mr. Baker remains in custody and his bail is set at $250,000.
On August 26, 2013 the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, granted a Temporary Restraining Order against Mr. Baker. One of the conditions stipulated is that Mr. Baker is required to remain at least 100 yards away from the UCSB campus. A subsequent hearing regarding this matter has been set for September 17, 2013 at 10:30am. Mr. Baker remains in custody at this time.
As of 8/23/13: Mr. Baker just entered a plea of not guilty and a preliminary hearing has been set for September 9, 2013. Bail remains at $250K and he remains in custody until September 9, 2013.
8/21/13: The University Police Department is reporting Neil Baker’s arraignment hearing at Santa Barbara Superior Court has been postponed until Friday, August 23rd. Baker’s bail continues to be set at $250,000.00. He remains in custody at this time.
On Monday, August 19th, 2013, at about 6:07 PM, Neil Paul Baker, a former university employee, was arrested on felony vandalism and other misdemeanor charges by the University of California, Santa Barbara Police Department.
Baker was seen damaging windows at the Engineering Sciences Building. There were no injuries reported and no weapons were found at the scene. Baker is currently being held at the Santa Barbara County Jail on bail and is awaiting arraignment in court.
Baker was issued a written order to stay away from all areas of the UCSB campus and is subject to arrest for violating said order.
People are encouraged to call the police if they see Baker on campus at (805) 893-3446, 911, or 9-911 from a landline phone.