Archive for Thursday, February 23, 2006

Baldwin City Police Report

February 23, 2006

Baldwin City police were busy last week with several violations involving various infractions.

On Thursday at 10 a.m., an officer spotted a car driven by a Baldwin High School teen known to have a suspended driver's license leaving the school's parking lot. The officer pulled the car over in the 400 block of Eisenhower where an open bottle of liquor was found next to the driver.

"On further investigation of the vehicle, a plastic sack containing a green leafy substance was found," said Police Chief Mike McKenna.

Three juveniles were arrested, McKenna said. In addition to minor in possession of alcohol and possible marijuana charges for all three, the driver also faces several driving violations, including illegal tag and no insurance. The matter has been turned over to the County Attorney.

On Monday night, police responded to a domestic battery at the Maple Leaf Motel on U.S. Highway 56. A 23-year-old man and a 27-year old woman were arrested and transported to Douglas County Jail where charges are pending, he said.

On Saturday night, a similar situation was investigated in the 600 block of Ninth Street. An argument between a 31-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman escalated. Charges in that incident are also awaiting a decision by the County Attorney.

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