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Police News

June 23, 2005

ATV draws attention to

driver under influence

From Signal Staff Reports

An 18-year-old Baldwin City man was arrested Monday night for driving under the influence of alcohol after riding his all-terrain vehicle into the Kwik Shop parking lot at Sixth and Ames street.

"The officer saw the ATV coming down Sixth from the north with no lights on," said Mike McKenna, Baldwin City police chief. "The driver didn't appear to be of age. He went into the Kwik Shop.

"After he came out, the officer talked to the driver and smelled a strong odor of alcohol," said McKenna. "He didn't pass the test. He blew (on a breathalyzer) a .15, which is twice the legal limit."

Baldwin police have been keeping an eye out for ATV drivers after complaints were made to the department at a city council meeting. This young driver had other problems, as well.

"He's 18, so he shouldn't have been drinking," he said. "We've been cracking down on ATVs and now we catch an 18-year-old with a DUI on one."

Baker golf cart

goes for a ride

Last week's throng of girls on the Baker University campus prompted a couple of Baldwin boys to borrow a Baker security cart for some fun.

"We had some boys steal a golf cart from Baker security," said Mike McKenna, Baldwin City police chief. "They had a cheerleading camp going on last week and the boys were heckling the cheerleaders and their sponsors. We found the cart on Grove Street later."

McKenna said the cart was taken from 718 Dearborn sometime after 2 p.m. June 16. It was found at 7:45 p.m. the next day in the 1100 block of Grove. It was returned to the Baker security staff. Currently, there are no suspects, he said.

Former employee

arrested for theft

An investigation by the Baldwin City Police Department resulted in a theft arrest involving a former employee of a local business.

"We were contacted by the business regarding the embezzlement of $275," said Police Chief Mike McKenna. "The money was taken out of a cash register. The owner thought the employee was the only person who could have possibly done it.

"We interviewed the employee, who confessed," McKenna said.

The 20-year-old Baldwin woman will face the charge in Baldwin City Municipal Court later.

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