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On the Record for Aug. 28, 2011
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Downed power line disrupts traffic signal on 10th St.

The Great Bend Police Department and Great Bend Fire Department responded when a power line at 10th and McKinley went down, at 10:41 a.m. Thursday. Police directed traffic and the fire department was on standby until Wheatland Electric repaired the line. Some businesses and homes were without power briefly, and the outage caused one alarm system to go off.


Great Bend Fire Department

Firefighters made two ambulance runs Wednesday and seven Thursday.

At 11:06 a.m. Thursday they responded to a tractor fire at 940 West 10th St. Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said a tractor was being transported on a flatbed trailer when another motorist pulled up beside the truck driver and advised him his tractor was on fire. "He pulled over and used a fire extinguisher to put the fire out. Upon our arrival (firefighters) found smoke in the cab of the tractor. We extinguished the hot spots." There was considerable damage to the wiring and the cab.

At 6:56 p.m. Thursday they responded to a small grass fire in the ditch in the 200 block of NW 30 Ave.


Great Bend Police

Theft of a flower pot from behind the building at 820 Main St. was reported Thursday.

The Street Department was called to remove a large rock in the 3200 block of 10th St. at 10:39 a.m. Thursday. Another large rock in the 3400 block was reported at 10:50 a.m.

Golden Belt Humane Society was notified when a resident in the 5500 block of Comanche Road reported an opossum in a patio closet, at 2:15 p.m. Thursday.

A vehicle driven by William Ditterline was northbound on Patton Road turning east onto 10th St. at 2:54 p.m. Thursday, and struck a stop sign.

A vehicle driven by Itsel Moreno was eastbound on Eighth St. at 4:17 p.m. Thursday, and struck a vehicle driven by Lidia Hernandez, who was northbound on Main.

Theft of a car battery from the yard at 1114 Holland St. was reported Thursday evening.


Barton County Sheriff’s Office

Beer, appliances and an air compressor were among the items reported missing Thursday, after a burglary at the Dartmouth Sandpit.

A car hit a pole on West Barton County Road and NW 60 Ave. at 6:45 p.m. Thursday. Kansas Highway Patrol and Great Bend Fire Department Ambulance responded to the possible injury accident; however, KHP’s Online Crash Logs show no injury accident in Barton County on Thursday.

Stafford County requested assistance at 9:49 p.m. Thursday, looking for a motorist in a white Pontiac who was headed toward Great Bend and missed a curve, possibly on U.S. 281 or the Dillwyn Blacktop. It was unclear if the vehicle was crashed or if the driver was just lost. Kansas Highway Patrol also responded.


Barton County Jail

Booked Aug. 25

Theresa Weber, Great Bend — Driving under the influence

Stephanie Epp, Great Bend — Failure to appear

Modesto E. Arenivas, Lyons — Serve sentence

Jessica S. Baray, Great Bend — Failure to appear

Nicole R. Dixon, Great Bend — Great Bend Municipal warrant

Dale W. Herzberg, Great Bend — Disorderly conduct

Antonio Garcia, Great Bend — Failure to appear

Jerry D. Schepmann, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Stephanie Epp-Rose-Sigmund, Great Bend — Contempt of court, two counts

George Willenberg, Hoisington — Failure to appear

Tia L. Bolen, Great Bend — Barton County and Pawnee County warrants for probation violation

Alan Nau, Kinsley — Failure to appear

Christopher S. Stamm, Great Bend — Criminal threat and felony possession of a firearm

Rhonda Green, Great Bend — Driving under the influence and failure to maintain a single lane

Eric T. Rocha, Great Bend — Contempt of court and failure to appear


Released Aug. 25

Thad McCrory — To other agency

Antonio Garcia, Great Bend — $300 surety bond

Jessica S. Baray, Great Bend — $1,000 surety bond

Nicole R. Dixon, Great Bend — $1,000 surety bond

Caleb Werth — On DUI, left of center, speeding and refusing preliminary breath test, $2,500 surety bond

Rhonda Green, Great Bend — $1,000 cash/surety bond

Allan D. Nau, Kinsley — $398.45 cash bond

Eric T. Rocha, Great Bend — $2,000 and $222 surety bonds