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Driver hits fire hydrant, leaves scene

Police believe they know the identity of the driver of a 2014 Ford Focus that hit a fire hydrant at Ninth and Main and left the scene in the early morning hours of Jan. 1. Lt. Jason Settle at the Great Bend Police Department said the wrecked car was found and towed that day.

The hit-and-run crash was reported at 2:32 a.m. Tuesday. Later that morning, a woman called to report her 2014 Ford Focus had been stolen. According to the GBPD’s daily incident log, she stated she loaned the vehicle to a known person who refused to return it. When the vehicle was located it was connected to the crash at Ninth and Main. It was taken to a tow lot in Ellinwood.

In the afternoon, another woman reported someone stealing items from her vehicle at 1220 1/2 Jefferson St. Some of the items were reportedly located inside the 2014 Ford Focus that was involved in the hit-and-run at 2:30 a.m.

There were also hit-and-run crashes reported on Monday. Police received calls about the possible descriptions of other hit-and-run vehicles, and two legally parked vehicles were struck by drivers who left the scene.