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July 14, 2005

From Signal Staff Reports

Two 13-year-old Baldwin boys were taken into custody Monday after they were found driving a golf court in the 900 block of Lincoln. The golf cart belonged to Baker University.

Police Chief Mike McKenna said the boys were interviewed and were eventually released to the custody of their parents. Juvenile charges could result, he said.

"A golf cart was stolen July 11 at 3 p.m. and they were apprehended later that same afternoon," McKenna said of the boys.

It was the second time in the past month that a Baker golf cart went on a joy ride.

From Signal Staff Reports

A 23-year-old Baldwin man was injured July 5 when a car turned in front of the motorcycle he was driving and he hit it, according to Baldwin Police Chief Mike McKenna, who witnessed the accident.

The accident occurred at Fourth and Ames streets at 8:48 p.m. The motorcycle was driven by Brian Harris, 23, 111 Dearborn Circle, and the car was driven by Michelle Elsea, 16, 318 Ames. Harris suffered minor injuries, but refused treatment, McKenna said.

"She made a left-hand turn in front of the motorcycle," he said. "He hit the car. He was very fortunate that he didn't sustain worse injuries. He was not wearing a helmet."

The driver was cited for the improper turn, McKenna said.

Two cars were broken into in the FireTree Estates sub-division between 8 p.m. July 11 and 8 a.m. July 12. Stereo equipment was taken from both vehicles.

Baldwin police said one of the stereos was valued at $150 and the other at $820.

A Baldwin woman has reported a forgery to the Baldwin City Police Department.

The forgery occurred between June 21 when she wrote a check and July 11 when she reported the crime.

"We had a lady that says she wrote a check to a magazine salesman, you know the ones that go door-to-door, for $10," said Police Chief Mike McKenna. "She didn't want the magazines, so she just wrote the check.

"When she got the check back, it had been altered and forged to read $110," McKenna said.

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