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For April 1, 2011
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Kansas Highway Patrol

A Chevrolet Suburban driven by Brandy Nicole Loughridge, 24, of Lyons, was westbound on U.S. 56 in McPherson County at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday and rear-ended a westbound pickup driven by Larry D. Carpenter, 45 of Mt. Hope, and then came in contact with a Peterbilt driven by Mark William Long, 49, of Smith Center. Loughridge was taken to McPherson Hospital with undetermined injuries, along with three children. Her 2-year-old was injured, and her 4-year-old and 2-month-old suffered possible injury. Carpenter was also taken to the hospital with possible injury. Long with not injured. All were in safety restraints.

A Pratt man died in a one-vehicle rollover on Comanche St. in Dodge City over the noon hour Thursday. Zachary R. Stover, 35, was westbound in a 1996 Ford Thunderbird and went left of center and over-corrected. The vehicle went into the north ditch rolling once. Stover was not wearing a seat belt.

Great Bend Police

Wednesday reports:

A $37 gas skip at 1315 10th St. was reported at 7:17 a.m.

A forgery at Dillon’s No. 3 was reported.

An officer was involved in a pursuit on South U.S. 281 at 9:42 a.m.

Vehicles collided at Broadway and K-96 around 10 a.m.

Kendra Reed was driving south on McKinley at 5:09 p.m. and struck a vehicle driven by Amanda Moore who failed to yield from a stop sign at Forest Ave.

At 12:57 a.m. Wednesday, a man reported that he had locked himself out of his room at the America’s Best Value Inn and had broken a window to get in. The man was drunk and was actually at the Century Villa Apartments and had broken a window on Apartment 212. The man refused treatment from Emergency Medical Service and was served a notice to appear in municipal court for criminal damage.

Barton County Sheriff

Scrap iron was reportedly stolen from 1885 NE 100 Ave. sometime Friday night.

After stopping a vehicle for no head lights on 10th St. at 9:13 p.m. Wednesday, a deputy arrested the driver for not having a license.

Great Bend Fire Department

At 2:51 a.m. Thursday, firefighters responded to a report of a semi-trailer on fire in the 300 block of East U.S. 56. The driver said he was driving into town to stop for the night when he noticed smoke and flames coming from under the hood. He stopped and used his fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire. Firefighters checked and made sure the fire was out.

Firefighters made six ambulance runs on Wednesday.

Barton County Jail

Booked March 29

Benjamin White, Great Bend — To serve sentence and on a Reno County warrant

Jared M. Zimmerman — Failure to appear

Jesus J. Nunez, Great Bend — Driving while suspended

Jennifer M. Esparza, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Shane Slack, Russell — Obstruction, driving while suspended, flee and elude, speed and fail to stop

Released March 29

Jesus J. Nunez, Great Bend — $1,000 surety bond

Booked March 30

Juvenile, Great Bend — Probation violation

Penifer Keller-Salinas, Great Bend — Probation violation

Andrea Wallis, Pawnee Rock — Battery domestic violence

Maria Moreno, Great Bend — Driving without a license and failure to have headlights

Released March 30

Keith Coker, Hoisington — Own recognizance bond per Judge Keeley with A&D conditions, bond supervision through court services and must register as sex offender

Andrea Wallis, Pawnee Rock — $1,000 surety bond

Maria Moreno, Great Bend — $1,000 surety bond