Man, woman arrested following reported Baldwin City home burglary; police looking for shotgun

Baldwin City police arrested an Olathe man and a Baldwin City woman, both 25, Thursday morning on suspicion of burglary, the Douglas County Jail booking log indicates.

According to a news release posted on the Baldwin City Police Department’s Facebook page late Thursday, police responded to a call about suspicious activity in the 300 block of Baker Street at 10:15 a.m. The responding officer reportedly encountered a man and a woman. The man then started running with a duffel bag but was eventually apprehended without the bag in the area of 200 Baker St., according to the release and jail records.

Shortly thereafter, police discovered that a residence in the neighborhood had been burglarized and a shotgun was among some of the stolen items, according to the release.

After searching the area for several hours, police were unable to locate the bag or the gun, according to the release; both items were last seen in the vicinity of the 300 block of Baker Street.

BCPD asks residents to notify the department immediately if they find a gun or bag so that police can “collect it appropriately,” according to the release. The department also requests that anyone with any information related to this case call the BCPD main office at 785-594-3850, 785-843-0250 after hours or Crime Stoppers at 785-843-TIPS if you wish to remain anonymous.

As of Friday morning, the man and woman were both being held without bond in the Douglas County Jail.


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