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On the Record for Aug. 23, 2011
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Great Bend Fire Department

Firefighters made seven ambulance runs Thursday, nine Friday, nine Saturday and seven Sunday.

There was one false alarm Saturday.

At 2 p.m. Saturday, they responded to the 5900 block of Eisenhower for a transformer that was smoking. The power company was contacted.

At 10:32 p.m. Saturday they responded to 108 SW 6th Ave. for a propane gas smell, and found a tank that was leaking.


Kansas Highway Patrol

Justin L. Christians, 29, of Hoisington was driving a Kenworth semi-trailer on NE 60 Ave., four miles east of Great Bend, and lost control of the vehicle at 7:50 p.m. Friday. The semi slid into the ditch and overturned. Christians was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital with undetermined injuries.

Jennifer Allende, 18, of Great Bend was driving a 1987 Oldsmobile on SE 30 Road, just west of U.S. 281 and three miles south of Great Bend, and lost control of the vehicle at 11:55 p.m. Friday. The car entered the ditch, rolling one time. Allende was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital with undetermined injuries.


Barton County Sheriff

Someone broke into the church office at 503 SE 110 Ave. Thursday night and took $25 cash.

Dangling utility wires were hanging low over the traffic lanes on SE 70 Ave. at SE 60 Road at 2:07 p.m. Friday. Midwest Energy responded and fixed the problem.

Theft of equipment from 5 SE 90 Ave., including a painter, air compressor and generator, was reported Saturday. Tire impressions were found.

A vehicle driven by Brady Moore struck a vehicle driven by Cody Stetler at 571 South Main, Hoisington, at 2:56 p.m. Saturday. Stetler was driving south on U.S. 281 when he reportedly passed Moore’s vehicle in a no passing zone, then came back in front of the other vehicle. No injuries were reported.

A burglary in progress at 503 SE 110 Ave. was reported at 12:47 a.m. Monday after a maintenance employee heard someone run across the basement. The building was checked and cleared.


Great Bend Police

Theft of $750 from 613 Main St. was reported Friday.

A gas skip involving a red Pontiac Grand Am at 1315 10th St. was reported at 1:57 p.m. Friday.

A vehicle driven by Efrain Gonzalez was southbound in the 2300 block of Main at 2:15 a.m. Saturday and struck a vehicle driven by Tiffany Jenks, who was also southbound, stopped waiting to make a left turn. This was a hit-and-run accident; Gonzalez was located in the 1400 block of Ninth St. at 3 a.m. and was arrested for driving under the influence and other charges, and released after posting a $1,000 surety bond.

Two citizens flagged down an officer around 3:15 a.m. Saturday, to report three to five juveniles running around in the 1400 block of 22nd St. and on 21st St.

At 3:26 a.m., a resident in the 3100 block of Meadowlark Lane reported someone banging on the back of the house and possibly entering the house. The area and home were checked.

Someone reportedly hit a car in the 1300 block of Eisenhower Ave. Friday night. The car was hit so hard that the door will no longer shut, and there were tracks in the neighbor’s yard. Around 9 p.m. on Saturday, a male contacted police and reported he was the driver.

A vehicular burglary at 2900 Main St. was reported Saturday. A purse was stolen from a Ford Taurus. The purse was later found in a Dumpster and returned to the owner.

A dog owner was served a notice to appear in municipal court for a vicious dog at large, after his dog reportedly came onto property in the 1300 block of Madison St. at 1 p.m. Sunday and attacked another person’s dog.

Jeramy Rayburn reportedly broke into a residence at 4201 Eighth St. at 5 a.m. Sunday to get his things. Kiowa County had issued a warrant for his arrest. He was booked into jail on the warrant for failure to appear, and was released after posting a $1,500 surety bond.

There was a dead armadillo in the parking lot at 3511 10th St. at 6 p.m. Sunday. A note was left for the humane society.

A motorist in a silver Chevy pickup backed into a vehicle in the 900 block of 10th St. at 7:44 p.m. Sunday, then left the scene.

A tire on a GMC Yukon on 18th St. was slashed, it was reported Sunday night. Loss was $125.