Baldwin City Police Report
Baldwin City police were busy with a number of incidents in the last week, including several involving the usual culprit -- too much alcohol.
On Tuesday at 3:45 a.m. an officer observed a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign in the 300 block of Chapel. The vehicle was stopped and a strong odor of alcohol was detected from the driver, said Police Chief Mike McKenna. The driver failed both a field sobriety and field breath test and the 20-year-old man from Percell, Mo., was arrested and taken to Douglas County Jail for driving under the influence and failure to stop at a stop sign.
On Friday at 2 a.m., a vehicle was stopped in the 900 block of Grove for a vehicle violation involving a broken side mirror. An odor of alcohol was detected among both the driver and passengers, said McKenna. The driver said he'd had a beer two hours prior, McKenna said. The driver failed a field sobriety test and a field breath test. The 22-year-old Baldwin City man was arrested and taken to county jail on a DUI charge.
Also on Friday, police were called at 2 a.m. on a report that someone had entered a basement on east High Street. The person woke the residents up, who called police. When police arrived, the person, who was believed to be a relative of the homeowner, was gone, he said.
On Sunday at 12:30 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle turning into a driveway that swerved at the last second and almost hit a curb in the 500 block of Ames. The driver had a strong odor of alcohol on him, but told police he hadn't been drinking, said McKenna. The driver failed a field sobriety and field breath test, he said. The 17-year-old Lawrence man was arrested for DUI and Minor in Consumption and was taken to Juvenile Detention in Lawrence.
On July 11, an officer was dispatched to county jail where a 32-year-old Lawrence woman with a Baldwin City Municipal Court failure to appear warrant was. She had been stopped by Lawrence police there. She was booked into county jail on the city warrant.
On July 10, Baldwin City police were called regarding a runaway. The 16-year-old girl was later found and taken to Youth Services in Lawrence, said McKenna. She was later released to her parents.