Archive for Thursday, December 27, 2007

Baldwin City Police Report

December 27, 2007

Baldwin City police have worked a variety of cases in the past few weeks, including several that resulted in arrests.

On Dec. 14 at 9 p.m., police were called to a Baker University sorority house in the 800 block of Fremont where a 46-year-old Baldwin City man had gone in uninvited. Police Chief Mike McKenna said the man had been warned several times before not to go to the house. He was arrested for criminal trespass and taken to Douglas County Jail.

At 6 p.m. Dec. 14, police were called to the 500 block of Ames where a former employee of McDonald's was causing a disturbance. The 17-year-old Baldwin City woman was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to jail.

On Dec. 12 at 9:20 p.m., police stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of Third Street because of a defective headlight. A 26-year-old Wathena man was arrested for driving with a suspended license and taken to jail.

Police arrested two Baldwin City men, ages 20 and 21, on Dec. 4 after three people had broken into a home in the 800 block of Eighth Street at 11:45 p.m. The two were arrested for aggravated burglary, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct and taken to jail. The third man fled the scene and the investigation continues.

On Dec. 7 at 4:30 a.m., police were called to a disturbance in the 300 block of Kibbee Street where two women were fighting. A 26-year-old Baldwin City woman was arrested for domestic battery and taken to jail.

A traffic stop on Dec. 6 at 1:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Baker Street resulted in the arrest of an 18-year-old Baldwin City woman. The vehicle was illegally parked and when officers approached they smelled a strong odor of alcohol, said McKenna. The driver failed a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer test. She was arrested for driving under the influence, violation of restrictions, no driver's license, obstructing legal process, minor in possession of alcohol and improper parking.

On Dec. 7 at 11:45 p.m., an officer spotted a vehicle on Sixth Street near State Lake Road driving left of center. The officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol, he said, and observed beer cans, including one that was open and a bottle of rum. The driver didn't appear to be drunk, but a passenger was, he said. The 20-year-old Lawrence man who was driving refused to take a breath test and will lose his license. He was also cited for minor in possession.

Also on Dec. 14, police were called to a disturbance in the 500 block of Ames at 9:15 p.m. where two men were having a verbal confrontation and threats were made. A 47-year-old Baldwin City man was cited for disorderly conduct.

On Dec. 5 at 1:15 a.m., police were called to a Baker dormitory room in the 500 block of Dearborn. A 19-year-old Baker student said someone entered his room and took miscellaneous computer games, a memory card and game cartridges valued at $700.

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