Baldwin City Police Report
Baldwin City police were busy over the Fourth of July weekend and before with a variety of calls, stops and other items.
At 2 a.m. July 4, an officer observed a vehicle that was northbound on Third Street which turned west onto Ames Street and made a wide turn, almost hitting the curb. The vehicle continued on and turned north on Sixth Street with more erratic driving. The driver was stopped in the 500 block of Quayle after another turn. The officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol. The driver, a 56-year-old Baldwin City man, failed a field sobriety and breathalyzer test, was arrested and taken to Douglas County Jail for driving under the influence, driving left of center and open container.
At 6 p.m. July 4, officers responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 300 block of Washington. Someone had put fireworks in the tailpipe of a vehicle and blew it off the vehicle, which was also dented. Damage was listed at $150.
At 11:30 p.m. July 4, officers were making rounds when two people were observed shooting fireworks off in the 100 block of Washington. They were told they couldn't shoot them off after 11 p.m. They continued to shoot them off even when one of the men was being cited. Two men were cited for illegal use of fireworks.
On July 5 at 10:15 p.m. a Kansas City, Mo., man whose age wasn't available, was observed shooting off bottle rockets. They were confiscated.
About an hour prior to that, police found an 18-year-old Baldwin City man shooting off bottle rockets in the 200 block of Baker. They were confiscated.
Also on July 5 at 12:50 p.m., officers were called to the 200 block of Baker were two men were fighting. A 22-year-old Baldwin man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia after a pipe was found in his pocket. He was also charged with battery.
On July 6 at 10:30 p.m., officers stopped a 43-year-old Baldwin City man for traffic violations. He was found to have warrants on him out of Lawrence and was arrested on those and driving while suspended.
On July 7 at 2 a.m., a similar arrest was made after a traffic stop. A 23-year-old Pomona man was found to have a warrant on him from Geary County. He was taken to county jail.