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March 1, 2011
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Barton County Sheriff’s Office

A vehicle backed into a Barton County Sheriff’s Office patrol car while it was parked at Willy J’s, 206 North U.S. 281, it was discovered at 2:12 a.m. Sunday.

A mailbox at 94 NW 50 Road was hit by a vehicle sometime Friday night.

A girl, estimated to be 2-3 years old, was seen walking on U.S. 56 at Dundee over the noon hour on Sunday. The girl had gotten out of the house and walked to the highway; she was safely returned home.

A flatbed pickup and another vehicle were involved in a rear-end accident in the 3700 block of Railroad Ave. at 4:36 p.m. Sunday.


Great Bend Police

A hit-and-run vehicle was reportedly southbound in the 2400 block of Main St. at 9:54 a.m. Friday and sideswiped a Werth Heating vehicle.

Taycota S. Purcell was driving east on Fifth St. at 5:51 p.m. Friday when her vehicle slid on ice and hit a phone box.

A motorist in a black Ford SUV reportedly left 1315 10th St. without paying for $45.20 worth of fuel at 6:35 p.m. Friday.

A verbal argument while driving reportedly led to a non-injury accident at Broadway and Washington at 1:09 a.m. Saturday. Driver Tina Lea Merwin of Great Bend ran into the curb, damaging the driver’s side front wheel. She refused a breath test and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The passenger left prior to officers arriving. Jason R. McKinnon called at 3:09 a.m. with questions about his wife being in jail. He was arrested on a previous warrant from Great Bend Municipal Court, and booked in lieu of $1,000 bond. Merwin was released after posting a $1,000 surety bond.

Shoplifting at 821 Main was reported Saturday.

A burglary at 901 Eighth St. was reported Saturday.

A Great Bend resident reported a sex offense Sunday afternoon.

Jedidiah Boyd, 31, was arrested Sunday night after allegedly texting a woman in violation of a stalking order. He was booked into the Barton County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bond.

Police were dispatched to 1305 MacArthur Road at 4:03 a.m. Monday, when Nathan Meyers reported three unknown males came into his residence and battered him. During the investigation Travis Myers, 25, admitted to battering Nathan and was arrested for battery domestic violence and booked into jail in lieu of $1,000 bond.


Great Bend Fire Department

Firefighters made seven ambulance runs on Friday, three Saturday and eight Sunday.

There were no fires.


Barton County Jail

Booked Feb. 25

Jana Troendale, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Michael J. Reed, Hoisington — Reno County warrant for failure to appear

Christopher R. Feist, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Howard Johnson, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Christopher Olivier, Ellinwood — Serve sentence

Neal Baxter, Lyons — Serve sentence

Devan Gross, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Alex Roth, Ellinwood — Serve sentence

Released Feb. 25

Courtney D. Bryant Sr., Great Bend — $1,000 surety bond

Michael J. Reed, Hoisington — $100 cash bond

Angela Patton, La Crosse — Served sentence in full on Rush County case

David A. Deistchle, La Crosse — Served sentence in full on Rush County case

Gerald Combs — Per Rush County


Booked Feb. 26

Tina Lea Merwin, Great Bend — Driving under the influence, no insurance, improper right turn and duty to report accident

Tyler C. Brummett, Rozel — Driving while suspended

Jason R. McKinnon, Great Bend — Battery domestic violence and criminal damage

Ira Cape, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Lanie E. Sturn, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Released Feb. 26

Tina Lea Merwin, Great Bend — $1,000 surety bond

Tyler C. Brummett, Rozel — $1,000 surety

Corbin Kern, Great Bend — Served sentence in full


Booked Feb. 27

Juvenile, Great Bend — Failure to appear

Israel Nelson, Dodge City — Serve sentence

Luis Sepulueda-Sepulueda, Great Bend — Driving under the influence, illegal transportation of liquor, failure to maintain roadway and window tint violation

Russell Lane, Ellinwood — Driving while suspended

Mary Leshore, Great Bend — Possession of marijuana

Gabe Garman, Hoisington — Failure to appear

Jedidiah Boyd, Great Bend — Violation of protection order

Vamissa Horton, Great Bend — Two Barton County warrants for contempt and two Great Bend warrants for failure to appear; bond revoked

Released Feb. 27

Ernest Klima, Great Bend — Sentence served in full

Juvenile, Great Bend — Transported to Reno County Youth Services

Howard Johnson, Great Bend — Partial served sentence

Ales Roth, Ellinwood — Served sentence in full

Devan Gross, Russell — Partial served sentence

Neal Baxter, Lyons — Partial served sentence

Luis Sepulueda-Sepulueda, Great Bend — $1,000 surety bond

Gabriel Garman — $500 cash bond