Archive for Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Investigations continue into Baldwin crimes

January 29, 2003

The Baldwin City Police Department hopes evidence and help from the community will eventually catch those responsible for a couple of the town's most recent crimes.

Police Chief Mike McKenna said the department is still working on both the vandalism at Baldwin School District buildings, which occurred on Dec. 31, and the Jan. 18 robbery at Walt's Pizza Cafe.

McKenna said the department had some good physical evidence in connection to the vandalism.

"That, coupled with information provided by people, will help solve this crime," he said.

A reward of $1,500 has been offered by Crimestoppers and Friends of BHS in the vandalism case. Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers at (785) 843-TIPS (8477) or the BCPD at 594-3850.

McKenna said the department is also continuing to investigate the robbery at Walt's, where an undetermined amount of cash was taken by a baseball bat-wielding robber after closing time.

"We've got some good evidence we're looking at," he said. "It appears very promising."

Anyone with information on the robbery can call the BCPD.

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