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For April 8, 2011
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Barton County Sheriff

A cash register was found in a ditch in the county around 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Someone kicked in a garage door at 123 1st St. and moved a four-wheeler, but wasn’t actually successful in taking the vehicle, it was reported Wednesday.

A male reporting to be a psychic from Ohio reported seeing a barn full of guns and bombs in Barton County.

Teens bruised after rolling Beetle

Kimberly Dixon, 15, of Claflin was driving north on NW 10 Ave. near NW 110 Road around 1 a.m. Thursday when she swerved to miss a deer. The vehicle, a 2001 Volkswagen Beetle, went into the ditch and struck a culvert and telephone box, causing it to roll one-half time on the driver’s side, coming to rest on its top.

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office reports Dixon was taken to Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington by private vehicle with cuts and a sprained shoulder. She and passenger Sawyer Starkey, 17, of Hoisington (who received small cuts and a bruise) were treated and released. Neither was wearing a seat belt.

Great Bend Police

Police were called to the Kwik Shop at 24th and Main on Wednesday to check a report of a vehicle with an unsecured infant. It was a doll.

An officer checked an odor coming from a vacant trailer at 408 Locust St. Wednesday afternoon and found a deceased dog inside. A cruelty to animals case was taken.

Great Bend Fire Department

Firefighters made five ambulance runs Wednesday. They were called to check a possible gas smell at 2710 19th, but no leak was found.