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For April 3, 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 was 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.

Thursday reports:

At 12:57 a.m., 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.

Robert Frink was parking a vehicle at 1925 Main at 11:53 a.m. when his foot slipped off the brake at the vehicle struck the building.

A woman was backing a vehicle at 3503 10th St. at 1:15 p.m. and struck a man who was walking in the parking lot. The man refused treatment from Great Bend Fire Department Ambulance.

A burglary at 2201 27th St. and theft of electric items was reported.

Someone reportedly broke into a vehicle at 5501 Ninth St. No. 97 and stole medication from the glove box.

Theft of a cell phone from 3907 Broadway was reported.

A case was taken for review after a woman reported a known person hitting her with a car at 5501 Ninth St. No. 40, around 6:24 p.m.

A burglary somewhere on 24th St. was reported at 7:21 p.m., with criminal damage to property and theft of household goods and furniture.

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.

A vehicle reported stolen from Rice County was recovered in the Kiowa Kitchen parking lot, 214 East Barton County Road, around 9 a.m. Thursday.

A Claflin Police Department officer backed a patrol unit into a parked car in the 200 block of D St. at 9:15 a.m. Thursday.

A driver had steering problems at 5:53 p.m. Thursday and his 1979 International truck hit a decorative light pole owned by the City of Great Bend, at 1612 Main St.

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.

GBFD also had three fire calls on Thursday, starting with a fire in the kitchen at 2903 21st St. at 11:54 a.m. "Owner Sheri Hester was the occupant," Chief Mike Napolitano said. "The fire was started by a pan of grease on the stove that caught fire and spread. Damage estimated was $ 10,000."

At 5:58 p.m. Friday, there was a small grass fire at 18th and Frey, caused by kids setting off smoke bombs.

The third call, around 9:40 p.m., turned out to be a false alarm. Firefighters found someone cooking in a barbecuer in the 2300 block of 16th St.

Firefighters made six ambulance runs on Wednesday and four on Thursday.

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

Booked March 31

Jordan M. Hoefler, Hoisington — Possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

Brandon M. Seiler, Hoisington — Contempt of court

James J. Whiting, Hutchinson — Parole violation

Jedidiah M. Boyd, Great Bend — Probation violation

Ami D. Prieto, Great Bend — Driving under the influence, driving while suspended, no insurance and improper driving on laned roadway

Michelle Murillo, Great Bend — Probation violation

William Rowe, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Released March 31

Jordan M. Hoefler, Hoisington — $2,500 surety bond

Barbara A. Crosby, Larned — Serve sentence

Michael R. Elson, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Jason S. Hull, Great Bend — Served sentence

Brandon M. Seiler, Hoisington — $233.50 cash bond

Jennifer M. Esparza, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Ami D. Prieto, Great Bend — $1,000 surety bond