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Dec. 29, 2010
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Drivers treated and released

More information has been released on an injury accident that occurred at 1:40 p.m. last Thursday on 10th St. Drivers Melvin Loreg, 82, and Britani Whitman, 17, both of Great Bend, where both transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital where they were treated and released. Loreg complained of chest pains and Whitman had leg pain. Airbags in both vehicles deployed.

According to the Great Bend Police Department’s report, Loreg was driving east on 10th and Witman was pulling onto 10th from the McDonald’s parking lot. She did not see his vehicle, and he was unable to avoid a collision.


Great Bend Police

Theft of a gun from a vehicle at 3324 Lakin Ave. was reported Monday morning.

Theft of tools from a pickup in the driveway at 3323 Broadway was reported Monday morning.

Doors from C&E Doors, 2019 Washington, were stolen, it was reported Monday. The doors were allegedly taken to Acme Scrap by a known person.

Theft of two compact discs from a car at 3315 17th St. was reported Monday.

A vehicle driven by Zoila Gomez-Botello was eastbound on 10th at 3 p.m. Monday and struck a vehicle driven by William Wiese that was making a southbound turn on Main.

Lucille Driscoll was driving west on 10th changing lanes at 4:14 p.m. Monday and sideswiped a vehicle driven by Candace Demory that was also westbound on 10th, near Farmers Plaza Lane.

A burglary at 1208 Eisenhower Ave. was reported early Monday evening. Someone entered the residence and took electronic equipment.

The K-9 officer was called to assist after a vehicle was stopped for running a red light on 10th St. at 2:44 a.m. Tuesday. A man was arrested for possession of meth and was booked into the county jail in lieu of bond. His vehicle was towed.


Great Bend Fire Department

An arson case was taken by the Great Bend Police Department at 5:35 p.m. Monday after kids lit a fire in a 55-gallon trash can at Heizer Park. The fire department also responded.

Firefighters were sent to the 1100 block of Pyle St. at 3:02 p.m. to check on downed power lines. They found several residents without power. Wheatland Electric was called to correct the problem.

At 5:45 p.m. they checked a possible gas leak in the 1600 block of Adams St. and found a slight smell of gas in the area. The gas company was notified.

Firefighters made three ambulance runs on Monday.

They also spent more time Monday inspecting a trailer house at 210 Hubbard St. that was destroyed by fire Sunday evening. Battalion Chief Luke Perkins said they were not able to determine the cause of the fire, but believe it was either electrical wiring or a space heater.


Barton County Sheriff

A vehicle hit two cows in the 900 block North U.S. 281 at 3:53 a.m. Monday.


Barton County Jail

Booked Dec. 27

Aaron Whittington, Hutchinson — Serve sentence

Tammy Cope, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Robert Bennett, Claflin — Failure to appear

Erika D. Bebee, St. John — Hold for Stafford County

Doyle Stout, Palco — Driving while suspended and failure to appear

Patrick J. Moos, Great Bend — Failure to appear

Released Dec. 27

Robert Bennett — $200 cash

Vidal Zuniga, Great Bend — Own recognizance

Doyle Stout — $560 cash

Patrick J. Moos — $275 cash