Baldwin City Police Report
Baldwin City police worked a wide variety of calls in the past week, with several involving alcohol.
Sunday night at around 11 p.m., an officer was flagged down by a citizen who reported an intoxicated man at the Kwik Shop. Police stopped the man in the 1100 block of Ames and he failed a field sobriety test and was charged with driving under the influence. Because he was charged through municipal court, his name will not be released until after his first court date. He is 60 years old and from Overbrook.
On Saturday at 3 p.m., Kerry Richardson, 42, Baldwin City, turned himself in at the police station. He was wanted for failure to appear and was taken to Douglas County Jail.
City workers discovered a jet ski trailer valued at $500 that had been stolen several weeks ago. The city workers found it last week by one of the water towers. It was returned to its owner.
Jerome Brown, 83, 910 Grove Street, reported to police that sometime between July 30 and last Thursday that someone had taken two novelty signs from his yard. The signs were valued at $25 each.
Sunday at 1 a.m., police responded to a call where a 44-year-old Baldwin woman had been drinking heavily and took a handful of prescription medicine in an attempt to kill herself. She was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and voluntarily committed herself to a mental institution, said Police Chief Mike McKenna.