Alcohol brings police response
Baldwin City police worked a variety of cases last week, including four involving alcohol.
On Oct. 11, a controlled buy was done at one of the local liquor stores.
"We'd had a report that one of the liquor stores had sold alcohol to a minor," said Cpl. Kristen Dymacek. "We had an agent go in and make a buy. A 21-year-old was cited for selling alcohol to a minor and will have to go to Municipal Court."
Dymacek declined to release the name of the store or the employee cited, pending court action.
On Saturday at 4:30 a.m., there was a one-vehicle accident in the 1400 block of Sixth Street that involved minor injuries to a 21-year-old Ottawa man. Dymacek said the man's vehicle went into a ditch, knocked out signs, came back in the street and went into some trees.
She said the driver said he fell asleep while driving. He was cited for inattentive driving, driving too fast for conditions and open container of alcohol, she said. The driver refused medical treatment at the scene.
Sunday at 2:15 a.m., a Baldwin officer stopped a vehicle for traffic violations and arrested a 23-year-old man for driving under the influence. Dymacek said the traffic stop was made after the driver failed to use turn signals and rolled through a stop sign.
On Oct. 6, police were called to the 100 block of Hillside on a loud party complaint. Upon investigation, police found it to be a birthday party for a 17-year-old where alcohol was being served. Police confiscated 50 cans of beer and cited the adult in charge for providing cereal malt beverages to minors.