Mountain goat’s return tops police news
The mountain goat mount is back at the Lodge and two Baldwin City men have been arrested in connection with its disappearance in May.
Police Chief Mike McKenna said the mountain goat, which Lodge owner Ted Madl had shot in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, was valued at $8,500. The two men arrested, ages 21 and 23, had been at the Lodge's bar the night it went missing.
"It's a beautiful, beautiful head mount," said McKenna. "The boys had been at the bar drinking. No one was in the lobby when they left and they took it. They had it at their apartment and then they moved. The goat was recovered and returned.
Madl picked up the mount at the police station and returned it to the Lodge on U.S. Highway 56. As Madl was leaving with the goat head mount, McKenna offered a piece of advice.
"Don't let them get your goat, Ted," he said.
Boys busted for
after-hours pool dip
Four Baldwin City boys, all 14- or 15-years-old, were arrested for a late-night swim in the Baldwin City Municipal Pool Friday. The juveniles were released to their parents and will face charges in Juvenile Court.
Police Chief Mike McKenna said Officer Kristen Dymacek discovered the boys in the pool at 314 Fremont at about 11:45 p.m. Friday, well after the pool had closed for the day.
"They climbed the fence and were in the city swimming pool," said McKenna. "They'll be charged through Juvenile Court for criminal trespass.
"Teenagers and citizens alike should be aware if they are caught in the pool after hours, no exceptions will be made," he said of charges.
Baldwin man arrested
for driving under influence
A 26-year-old Baldwin man was arrested early Tuesday morning on north Sixth Street and Signal Ridge Drive on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Police Chief Mike McKenna said the arrest was the result of a routine traffic stop. The man failed a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer test revealed a blood alcohol content of .101, well over the legal limit.
"It was his first offense, so he'll go through Municipal Court," said McKenna. "He had made a driving error and had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath."
Cars are vandalized in
400 block of Eighth St.
A string of car vandalism was reported to the Baldwin City police which occurred sometime around Friday.
According to Baldwin police, three cars were "keyed," leaving scratches in the paint on the driver's side of all three vehicles. Damage was listed at several hundred dollars to the vehicles.
Police suspect juveniles in connection with the damage.
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