Archive for Thursday, February 8, 2007

Baldwin City Police Report

February 8, 2007

Baldwin City police officers ran into some different kinds of calls during the last week, with one involving an arrest for domestic violence. The other arrest made was a standard driving under the influence.

On Friday, police were called to a disturbance in the 500 block of Baker Street involving domestic problems.

"When officers arrived, they observed a glass pipe on the coffee table with residue in it that smelled like marijuana," said Police Chief Mike McKenna. "They asked the people who was the owner and an 18-year-old male said he was. He was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

"A 19-year-old female had slapped him on the face," said McKenna. "Their argument had escalated from verbal to physical. She was taken to Douglas County Jail for domestic violence."

Police were called to another disturbance on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the 300 block of Baker Street.

"When officers arrived there, they observed a male carrying a 2-by-4 down the street chasing someone," he said. "He was taken back to the scene and didn't want to press charges. After calming down, he was released."

On Sunday at 1:55 a.m., an officer clocked a vehicle traveling 31 mph in a 20 mph zone. The vehicle was stopped in the 400 block of Eisenhower Street.

"The 21-year-old female driver had slurred speech," said McKenna. "The officer asked her to step out of the car and noticed a strong odor of alcohol about her. She failed a field sobriety test, refused a breathalyzer test and was taken to jail for DUI."

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