Archive for Thursday, May 18, 2006

Police send trio to county jail

May 18, 2006

Baldwin City Police responded to a variety of incidents this past week, including three that resulted in arrests.

On Saturday, police were called to the 100 block of Silver Leaf Lane at 9:30 a.m. on a domestic violence report. Tiffany Schmidt, 35, told officers her ex-husband, Christopher Schmidt, 35, held her against her will.

"She was there Saturday morning and he grabbed her and held her and wouldn't let her leave," said Police Chief Mike McKenna. "He was charged with domestic violence and booked into county jail."

About 12 hours later, police were called to the 500 block of Fourth Street at 2 a.m. Sunday when Nancy Walker, 44, reported that her boyfriend, Richard Rodriguez, 42, had grabbed her and choked her, said McKenna.

"There were visible scratches on her neck," he said. "Richard fled, but was later captured. He was arrested and taken to county jail."

The third arrest was made at 1:42 a.m. May 7 at 1600 Road and U.S. Highway 56. Police had seen Christopher Adell, 21, Ottawa, cross the center line in his vehicle at Sixth and Ames streets. He was pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Friday, police responded to a report of a fight in the 300 block of Kibbee at 11:45 p.m.

"A couple of our citizens were apparently in a fight there," said McKenna. "One of the men, a 44-year-old, said the other man had left. Both were drunk."

On Saturday, police were called at 3:45 p.m. to respond to a homeless man at Baker University's Dennious Hall. He was taken to the Salvation Army Center in Lawrence.

Another theft from a car was reported Friday. It occurred between 9:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday in the 700 block of Dearborn. Someone got in the unlocked car and took an MP3 player valued at $200.

Police recovered another bike this past week at Sixth and Fremont streets. Anyone who can identify it can claim it at the police department.

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