Home searched by feds
Local law enforcement officers assisted Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in executing a search warrant Tuesday morning at a Great Bend residence. The Great Bend Police Department and Kansas Bureau of Investigation assisted in securing the residence at 1306 Morton St. at about 6:45 a.m., but representatives of those agencies said this was primarily an ICE case.
ICE is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the second largest investigative agency in the federal government. As such, it handles a wide variety of investigations — not just immigration cases.
Jim Cross, public affairs officer for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Wichita, said no federal criminal charges were filed Tuesday in connection with an ICE investigation in Great Bend. He could neither confirm nor deny the existence of a federal investigation.
Great Bend Police
Theft of copper from M&F Plumbing, 1500 10th St., was reported Monday.
A known person allegedly stole a snake from That Critter Place, 1901 Main, it was reported Monday. A notice to appear in municipal court was served on the suspect.
Theft of tools from a maintenance shed at the zoo, 2251 Williams St., was reported Monday. Loss was $150. Theft of two shirts from the gift shop was reported in a separate case.
Criminal damage to a window at CV Cale Inc., 2022 Kansas Ave., was reported Monday. Loss was $100.
A burglary at 2500 16th St. was reported Monday. Someone entered the home and took money.
Great Bend Fire Department
Firefighters made two ambulance runs on Monday. At 8:08 a.m. they responded to a transformer on fire at 4217 10th St.
Kansas Highway Patrol
A Wichita woman was taken to Lindsborg Community Hospital on Monday after a car hit a deer in Ellsworth County, eight miles east of Geneseo on K-4. The car was driven by Kevin L. Morris, 49, who was not injured, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol online crash logs. His passenger, Ginger K. Morris, 46, was taken to the hospital around 7:20 p.m., after a deer ran out in front of the car. Both of the Morrises were wearing seat belts.
Barton County Jail
Booked Nov. 5
Ranada Coats, Kinsley — Contempt of court
Julie Diane Hillshafer, Ellinwood — Aggravated assault
Lee B. Jacobs, Great Bend — Probation violation
Johnny Ray Espinosa, Hoisington — Failure to appear
Tyler Tomlinson, Great Bend — Serve sentence
Nelson Martinez, Great Bend — Serve sentence
Lucaan Chavez, Great Bend — Serve sentence
Clayton Duke VanBrimmer, Hoisington — Serve sentence
George Roger Willenberg, Hoisington — Serve sentence
Neal Baxter, Great Bend — Serve sentence
Matthew Dunlap — Serve sentence
Shawn L. Shadley, St. John — Probation violation, Stafford County
Guillermo Ortiz-Morano, Great Bend — Possession of cocaine with intent to sell, driving while suspended, illegal transportation of liquor and defective taillight; two warrants for contempt of court, serving sentence; Park City warrant for failure to appear
Released Nov. 5
Julie Hillshafer, Ellinwood — $40,000 surety bond
Braylan T. Cartwright, Russell — Own recognizance bond
Ranada M. Coats also known as Maas, Kinsley — $200 cash bond
Booked Nov. 6
Sharon Gilliam, Great Bend — Possession with intent to sell and illegal transportation of liquor
Jeffrey Beck, Claflin — Driving under the influence, illegal transportation of liquor, speeding, left of center and no turn signal
Joan H. Aleman, Great Bend — Driving without a license
Released Nov. 6
Edgar J. Briseno, Wichita — Serve sentence in full
Juan F. Lopez-Salazar, Compton, Calif. — Served sentence
Joan H. Aleman, Great Bend — $1,000 surety bond
Booked Nov. 7
Robin A. Lee, Hutchinson — Possession of marijuana, driving under the influence, obstruction of legal process, open container and speeding
Kilee A. Smith, Great Bend — Driving under the influence and failure to stop at stop sign
Jessey Fletcher, Great Bend — Driving under the influence, unlawful stopping, no insurance, driving while suspended and no seat belt
Jewel Juarez, Great Bend — Failure to appear
Jose Salas-Urena, Mexico — No driver’s license and no brake light
Scottie Ketch, Great Bend — Two Saline County warrants for failure to appear
Released Nov. 7
Kilee Smith, Great Bend — $1,000 surety bond
Matthew Dunlap, Claflin — Serve partial sentence
Jessey A. Fletcher, Hoisington — $2,500 surety bond
Crystal Bates, Great Bend — Serve sentence
Tyler Tomlinson, Great Bend — Serve sentence
Clayton VanBrimmer, Hoisington — Serve sentence
Lucann Chavez, Great Bend — Served sentence in full
George Willenberg, Great Bend — Serve sentence in full
Chad Roberson, Great Bend — Serve sentence
Neal Baxter — Serve sentence