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Warrent Task Force a success
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The Great Bend Police Department’s Warrant Task Force was deployed and made 10 arrests on Monday.
The Warrant Task Force is a program that utilizes officers to search for wanted individuals. The Great Bend Police officers were joined by other officers from the Barton County Sheriff office and the newest officer of the Great Bend Police Department, “Laser,” the department’s new drug detecting German Shepherd. These added officers made the program more effective, Police Chief Clifton Couch said.
During one of these arrests, officers located meth on one of the subjects and charged him with possession.
One subject the police were looking for was Eric Duerkson. When officers arrived at the location where Duerkson was suspected to be, he fled on foot. Officers thus far have not been able to locate Duerkson. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Barton County Emergency Dispatch by calling 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300.