Archive for Thursday, November 9, 2006

Police have a busy week

November 9, 2006

Baldwin City police dealt with unruly teens, a drunken Franklin County driver and dogs during a busy week.

On Saturday night, police received a call about a mailbox being damaged in the 200 block of Signal Ridge Drive. It had been hit with a club of some type between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Not long after that, additional calls came in.

"We got more calls from the 1000 block of Lisa Court," said Police Chief Mike McKenna. "A vehicle had knocked over four mail boxes. We found the vehicle in the 500 block of Quayle Street."

He said there were four passengers, all juveniles -- a 16-year-old female, two 16-year-old males and the driver, who is 17. Possible charges involving the vandalism are to be determined in juvenile court. However, the driver faces driving under the influence and minor in possession of alcohol charges, he said.

Baldwin police found themselves in a high-speed chase, which went into Franklin County last Thursday. Sheriff's officers and police were involved in the chase which ended on a county road near 1-35 when officers used stop sticks, which led to the arrest of a 36-year-old Wellsville man.

"Once the stop sticks were put down, he decided to stop," said McKenna.

The man faces DUI and a multitude of traffic violations for first refusing to stop for a Baldwin officer.

Also on Saturday, police were called to the 300 block of Flame Way after a Blue heeler dog attacked two other dogs and also bit a Baldwin woman, he said. The dog was taken to the shelter and the owner faces two dogs at large charges and a charge of harboring a vicious dog. His other dog was loose, but did not bite the other animals or the woman, he said.

Police were also called at 4:30 p.m. Saturday regarding a 9-year-old girl who said a woman in a convertible stopped in the 1000 block of High and tried to persuade the girl to get in the car. She refused. Police searched for the suspect vehicle, but did not find it.

Another call to police Saturday at 9 p.m. concerned a girl who claimed some boys had thrown eggs at her car at Third and Baker streets and cracked the windshield. No damage amount was listed.

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