Rollover accident causes minor injuries
Two people sustained minor cuts in a rollover accident Saturday night, the Barton County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Christopher Lee Jensen, 30, of Great Bend was driving north in the 400 block of NW 20 Ave. at 11:26 p.m., in a Dodge Ram 1500. After the truck entered the east ditch, Jensen over-corrected and it spun 180 degrees, entering the west ditch and rolling one time.
Jensen and passenger Sally Lynn McGinty, 28, of Hoisington were seen by Great Bend ambulance crews on-scene. Both had been wearing seat belts.
Jensen was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was released after posting a $1,000 surety bond at the Barton County Jail.
Kansas Highway Patrol also assisted at the scene.
Directory damaged at Pawnee Rock Cemetery
PAWNEE ROCK — Damage to the directory sign at the Pawnee Rock Cemetery, SW 60 Road and SW 120 Ave., was reported Sunday morning. The man who discovered the damage said the glass in the sign had been smashed.
Sheriff Greg Armstrong had no additional information on Monday but said the investigation is continuing.
Cornfield reportedly damaged during pursuit
At 4:45 p.m. Friday, a Great Bend Police officer arrested Adam Shull, 26, of Great Bend, on 24th St. following a pursuit. Shull was booked into the Barton County Jail on charges of felony flee and elude, violation of a protection from abuse order, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, illegal tag, improper driving on a laned roadway, speeding, no turn signal and five counts of failure to stop at a stop sign. He was released after posting a $5,000 surety bond. The Barton County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a cornfield at 261 NW 10 Road that was allegedly damaged during the pursuit.
Woman says suspect hit her with vehicle
Great Bend Police are investigating an aggravated battery that allegedly occurred at 7:44 p.m. Friday at 2022 Van Buren St. A woman said a known person hit her with a vehicle when he was leaving the area. An attempt-to-locate bulletin was issued on the suspect. The vehicle was located Saturday afternoon at 1440 12th St.
Fuel spill reported
At 5:56 a.m. Sunday, Great Bend Fire Department responded to a fuel spill 207 Main. A motorist reported as he was putting fuel in his vehicle he noticed the hose was leaking and the gas pump would not shut off. Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said when firefighters arrived the hose was still leaking but the pump had been shut off. Approximately 15 gallons of fuel had been spilled and it was absorbed with cat litter for safe disposal.
Hot bearing causes wheat field fire
At 4:37 p.m. on Saturday, Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched to a wheat field fire at SW 80 Ave. and SW 60 Road. Approximately 30 acres of uncut wheat burned.
Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said a hot bearing on a combine caused the fire. Albert and Pawnee Rock fire departments assisted.
Hit-and-run suspect arrested
A vehicle was westbound on 10th St. at 11:32 p.m. Friday when it went left of center and struck an eastbound vehicle driven by Mary Sandberg. The first driver reportedly left the scene but was arrested by a Kansas Highway Patrol officer. Geraldo Gonzalez of Wichita was booked into the Barton County Jail on charges of driving under the influence, no driver’s license, leaving the scene, failure to report and open container. He was released after posting a $2,500 surety bond.