Archive for Thursday, December 21, 2006

Baldwin City Police Report

December 21, 2006

Baldwin City police made several arrests in the past week, mostly for alcohol violations, but there was one Monday night involving domestic violence.

Police Chief Mike McKenna said that at 7:45 p.m. Monday, the department received a call from the 600 block of 11th Street for what's called a "rolling domestic disturbance." He explained what that was in this instance.

"There was a couple in a vehicle fighting or arguing," said McKenna. "We found the truck close to the American Legion Hall and stopped it. A 24-year-old Wellsville man was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to Douglas County Jail."

The incident involved a 27-year-old Baldwin City woman. The couple is not married. The man will face charges in municipal court.

On Dec. 13 at 2:55 a.m., an officer observed a car traveling east on Ames Street, which swerved across the centerline several times.

"The erratic driving caused the officer to stop the car at Second and High (streets)," said McKenna. "The odor of alcohol was present. The woman had a very difficult time communicating. She was having a hard time finding home."

The 21-year-old Baldwin woman failed a breathalyzer test, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, traffic violations and no proof of insurance. She was taken to Douglas County Jail and will be prosecuted through municipal court.

Later that day at 9:45 p.m., an officer observed a man filling up a car with gas who was known to not have a valid driver's license. The officer checked with dispatch and found the man did not have a driver's license. The car was stopped in the 100 block of Sixth Street and the 26-year-old Lawrence man was arrested and taken to county jail for driving while a habitual violator, McKenna said.

On Dec. 14 at 2:30 a.m., a traffic stop led to the arrest of two minors for various charges. The car was stopped in the 800 block of Chapel and as the officer approached the vehicle the smell of both alcohol and what is believed to be marijuana were coming from the car, he said.

The passenger, an 18-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man was arrested for minor in consumption of alcohol, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, said McKenna. The driver, an 18-year-old Raymore, Mo., man was arrested for DUI, speeding and possession of a stimulant hallucinogenic drug, he said. Both were booked into county jail.

At 2:55 a.m. Saturday, an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Eisenhower regarding a noise complaint. When the officer arrived, he noticed several people in the yard drinking alcohol. One of the men threw down a container and walked to the house. The officer stopped him and smelled alcohol. The 18-year-old was cited for MIC.

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