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For April 5, 2011
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Great Bend Fire Department

Firefighters made five ambulance runs Friday, nine Saturday and four Sunday.

There was one false alarm on Friday.

At 5:03 p.m. Saturday a grass fire at 31 SE 10 Road involved several salvage cars and threatened a home close by.

There was a small grass fire at 702 Odell St. at 8:42 a.m. Sunday.

At 8:51 a.m. Sunday they were dispatched to 633 West U.S. 56, the site of Friday’s suspicious structure fire, when smoke was seen coming from the top of the grain bin. Smoldering grain was extinguished.

At 12:39 p.m. Sunday they responded to a mutual aid request from Ellinwood for a fire at SE 60 Avenue and SE 40 Road.

At 9:57 p.m. they responded to a vehicle fire in a garage at 311 SE 40 Ave. The 1999 Dodge Ram half-ton pickup was a total loss; cause of the fire was undetermined. Damage to the structure was estimated at $1,500.

At 05:47 a.m. Monday they responded to 303 NW 30 Road for power lines arcing. Midwest Energy also responded and took care of the problem.


Ellinwood Fire Department

A structure and grass fire was started when someone tried to start a vehicle by pouring fuel in a carburetor and the vehicle backfired, around 12:25 p.m. Sunday at 484 SE 58 Ave. Ellinwood Ambulance also responded; the subject advised he had a burn on his hand but did not need an ambulance.


Barton County Sheriff

"Road closed" signs were damaged and knocked down on South Washington at SE 40 Road and SE 50 Road, it was reported Sunday.

At least one storage unit at 2302 Railroad Ave. was broken into, it was reported Sunday. A padlock had been cut off and items were missing. It was suspected that up to three other units may have been broken into.


Great Bend Police

Vehicles driven by Khali Anderson and Tim Wornkey collided on Broadway at Hoover at 7:45 a.m. Friday. Kansas Highway Patrol responded.

A Kansas license tag was stolen from a vehicle at 2517 17th St., it was reported Friday.

A black, men’s bicycle was stolen from 221 Locust St., it was reported Friday.

Theft of $20 from 1560 K-96 was reported Friday.

A counterfeit $20 was passed at 3907 Broadway on Friday.

A known person allegedly stole a flashlight from Walmart on Friday and was issued a notice to appear in municipal court.

A $35 gas skip at 1221 10th St. was reported at 12:40 a.m. Saturday.

A vehicle driven by Laveta D. Miller struck a parked vehicle on 16th St. at 9:17 a.m. Saturday.

Theft of a dog from its kennel in the backyard of 3317 17th St. was reported Saturday.

A vehicle driven by Joshua Hewitt was eastbound on 24th St. at 9:52 p.m. Saturday and rear-ended a vehicle driven by Michael Barr that was also eastbound but making a right turn onto Kansas Ave.

An officer was checking on vehicles at 2920 10th St. at 4:11 a.m. Sunday and saw a driver flee from a vehicle, leaving it running and unlocked. The officer contacted the owner, who advised his son stated the vehicle had been stolen. The vehicle was impounded.

Theft of a boys, 26-inch bicycle from 1821 Baker Ave. was reported Sunday. Another bike was reportedly stolen from the yard at 3404 17th St.

Theft of a Craftsman lawn mower from the back yard of 2207 29th St. was reported Sunday.