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Area briefs for Jan. 4
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Crime Stoppers seeks burglary tips


Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend continues to see information about two December burglaries that resulted in the loss of three dozen firearms.

Shooting Sports Co., 1912 17th St., and Custom Rebath, 1702 Main, were burglarized between 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 26, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. "Taken from one building were 36 handguns and long rifles. Loss and damages were $22,765."

Anyone with information about these crimes or other crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers, 792-1300, or the toll-free number for calls outside of Great Bend, 888-305-1300.


Vehicles broken into last week

Last Thursday morning, several residents on Forest Ave. in Great Bend awoke to find their car doors were open or their vehicles had been broken into. Items were taken in some cases.

Reports came that morning from the 3100 block of Forest as well as the 3300 block.

On Saturday morning, police received a report from the 5900 block of Eisenhower Court that someone had vandalized vans around 4 or 5 a.m. A suspect was seen running away with a stick, and at least one vehicle reportedly had items stolen from it.


Legal aid available for seniors


A representative will be at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., from 1-2 p.m. Thursday to give legal advice to senior citizens 60 years of age and over.

Call the Senior Center, 792-3906, for more information or to make an appointment.