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On the Record for Aug. 24-26, 2018

Great Bend Fire/EMS

Firefighters responded to five Emergency Medical Service calls Friday, six Saturday and four Sunday. There were no fires.

Barton County Sheriff

A burglary was reported Friday at 254 North Washington Ave., Great Bend.

A non-injury crash was reported at 9:17 p.m. Friday in the 300 block of SE 100 Ave., Ellinwood.

Someone reported shots fired at the Great Bend Sports Complex at 10:57 p.m. Nothing was found. This was also on the police log.

A burglary in progress was reported at 3:02 p.m. Sunday at 1252 NE 190 Road, Claflin.

Great Bend Police

A non-injury crash was reported at 5:18 a.m. Friday at 12th and Adams. A vehicle was towed.

A phone scam was reported at the Highrise, 1101 Kansas Ave.

Theft of a mirror from a vehicle at 8th and Adams was reported.

A non-injury crash was reported at 4:21 p.m. Friday at 16th and Williams.

Someone damaged a fence at 1710 Baker Ave.

Items were reportedly stolen from a vehicle at 2427 Coronado Ave.

K-9 Lazar was used on a traffic stop at 9:25 p.m. Friday at 10th and Stone.

Lazar was used on a traffic stop at 12:30 a.m. Saturday outside the Eagles Lodge, 1024 Main. Two arrests were made.

An injury crash was reported at 5:31 a.m. Saturday at 24th and Harrison.

Non-injury crashes were reported at 1:56 and 2:12 p.m. at Wal-Mart.

An individual reported harassment after finding a water bottle hanging above the door to his room at the Best Western Angus Inn.

Reports of criminal damage and theft from vehicles that occurred Saturday night were made Sunday.

A gas skip was reported Sunday at Love’s Country Store, 1221 10th St. Loss was $62.13.

A non-injury crash was reported at 1:33 p.m. Sunday at Broadway and Washington.

Dog training equipment was reportedly stolen from a yard at 1316 Eisenhower Ave.

Someone reported a dog riding on a motorcycle, Sunday afternoon at Wal-Mart.

An injury-crash was reported at 4:14 p.m. Sunday at Stoneridge Golf Club, 1438 24th St.

A dog bite was reported at Veterans Park.

Two males were reportedly attempting to raise money Sunday evening at Wal-Mart for a basketball team that didn’t exit. They were advised they were trespassing and ordered from the property.

Barton County Jail

Booked Aug. 24

Travis Newkirk, Hoisington — Serve sentence

Victor Leyva-Valencia — Serve sentence

Damien Clone, Great Bend — On Barton County District Court warrant

Debra Gray, Radium — Failure to appear

Julio Ayala, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Released Aug. 24

Andrew P. Tucker — To Larned Correctional Facility

Suzanne M. Witten — To Topeka Correctional Facility

Brandon Maxwell, Hoisington — Serve sentence

Matthew Meyers — $1,000 surety bond

Tyler Partington, Great Bend — $10,000 and two $1,000 surety bonds

Booked Aug. 25

Cherie Jacobs, Great Bend — Driving under the influence, failure to maintain a lane

Michael Foster, Newton — Contempt, failure to appear, distribution of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school, possession of paraphernalia

Cecil Petrie — Distribution of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school, turn signal, insurance

Walter Vasquez-Enriquez — Driving while suspended, no child seat, no headlamp

Courtney Veitenheimer, Great Bend — Contempt of court

Clarence Flores, Great Bend — Contempt of court

Jeree Scheuerman — Possession of controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia

Released Aug. 25

Cherie Jacobs — $1,000 cash/surety bond

Walter Vasquez-Enriquez — $500 surety

Christopher Adams, — $10,000 cash/surety bond and $1,130.20 cash

Clarence Flores — $475 cash bond

Jeree Scheuerman — $10,000 surety

Booked Aug. 26

Darah Messersmith, Great Bend — Domestic battery

Dylan Lemieux, Lorraine — Driving under the influence

Eric Wade Reed — Burglary

Shayla Richmeier, Great Bend — Burglary, theft

Harold Everett Mason — Burglary, theft

Released Aug. 26

Darah Messersmith — $1,000 surety

Victor Leyva-Valencia, Great Bend — Serve sentence in full

Dylan Lemieux, Lorraine — $1,000 cash/surety bond

Eric Wade Reed — $20,000 cash/surety

Julio C. Ayala — Serve sentence