Baldwin City Police Report
Baldwin City police have been busy with a variety of calls, arrests and citations in the past few weeks.
As for Maple Leaf Festival police calls, there weren't many. Police did have two cars towed from the festival area and there were several cars towed from private residences, said Police Chief Mike McKenna.
The same can't be said of the rest of the weekend away from the festival. On Sunday at 2 a.m., officers were called to the 400 block of Sixth Street for a medical emergency. A 19-year-old male was found to be suffering from alcohol poisoning and was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The man, from Fort Collins, Colo., was cited for minor in consumption of alcohol.
Just 10 minutes before that call, an officer observed a young man in the 200 block of Sixth Street carrying a bottle of liquor. The 18-year-old Gardner man was cited for minor in possession of alcohol.
Just before midnight Saturday, at 11:45 p.m., another officer on patrol in the 600 block of Fifth Street observed a girl drinking alcohol. The 19-year-old from Moberly, Mo., was cited for minor in consumption.
Also on Saturday, police were called to Cool Cat Liquor on U.S. Highway 56 at 9:30 p.m. Someone had stolen 12 bags of ice from the machine valued at $12.
On Friday night, police were called to the 400 block of Washington on another medical emergency where a 13-year-old girl had taken some sort of unknown prescription medicine and was foaming at the mouth, McKenna said. She was taken to LMH.
Last Wednesday, police were called regarding a disturbance in the 200 block of Baker around 7:30 p.m. A 13-year-old girl was angry at her father and threw things at him and kicked him, he said. She was taken to LMH for observation.
McKenna said the department is still investigating a situation at Baldwin Junior High School last week where a 13-year-old boy is believed to have been distributing prescription drugs. The boy's locker was searched and the drugs found. He claimed that another boy had given them to him, but wouldn't give his name. McKenna said school officials are dealing with it and a copy of the report will be sent to juvenile authorities.
Also last Wednesday, police were called to Wellsville where a 20-year-old Ottawa man who was wanted for failure to appear and possession of alcohol by a minor was spotted. The man was arrested and taken to Douglas County Jail.
On Oct. 16, police were called to the 300 block of Baker regarding an 18-year-old man who wanted to turn himself in for failure to comply charges. He was taken to county jail.
On Oct. 13, police made another arrest, this one at 2 a.m. in the 100 block of Eisenhower. A 39-year-old man had entered the home uninvited and was arrested for criminal trespass.
Also on Oct. 13 around midnight, an officer observed two 18-year-old males throwing beer cans on the ground. Two 18-year-old Olathe men were cited for minor in consumption of alcohol.
Earlier that evening, the police went to the 700 block of Baker and arrested a 21-year-old Baldwin City man on a failure to appear warrant. He was taken to county jail.
On Oct. 11, police were called to the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity on Sixth Street because of a fire. When officers arrived they found a couch fully engulfed in flames and fraternity members throwing sand on it, said McKenna. They were asked if they had a fire extinguisher and they did. The flames were quickly dosed. The couch was a total loss and there was smoke scarring on the brick building. Total loss was listed at $250, he said, adding that no one knew how the fire was started.