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On the Record for Aug. 28, 2012
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Great Bend Fire Department
Firefighters made four ambulance runs Friday, six Saturday and four Sunday.
At 6:57 a.m. Sunday they responded to St. Rose Urgent Care for a steam leak that had set off the fire alarm system. At 2:41 p.m. they were dispatched to 1904 Baker Ave. where a vehicle had hit a gas meter.

Otis Fire Department
Volunteer firefighters were dispatched to NW 90 Ave. and NW 140 Road for a fire in an old grain elevator at 9:50 p.m. Friday. Reports show the property owner was on scene and there was no damage to the structure.

Barton County Sheriff
Officers were on the lookout Friday morning for a semitrailer pulling a rusty trailer in the vicinity of U.S. 56 and SW 70 Road, after a caller from Pawnee County reported a hoof fell out of the trailer. It was not found.
A case was taken Saturday for possession of marijuana/introduction of contraband into the correctional facility.
Someone dumped trash at NE 130 Ave. and NE 40 Road and set it on fire, it was reported Saturday afternoon.
A Ford pickup hit a deer in the 800 block of NE 100 Ave. at 10:55 p.m. Saturday.
Officers went to the bar at 206 North U.S. 281 at 1 a.m. Sunday and learned two fights had occurred in the parking lot before they arrived. The subjects from both fights had left, and officers reported “another subject had a possible stab wound from another possible fight and refused to report it,” according to the call log.
The sheriff’s office receive multiple reports over the weekend of cattle that had gotten out and were on county roads.
At 9 a.m. Sunday, a woman reported she’d been involved in a non-injury accident at 1:30 a.m. The driver reported coming around the corner on the turn at SE 60 Ave. and SE 60 Road, and finding several cattle on the road. The Pontiac G6 she was driving hit one animal, which then walked off the roadway toward the ditch.
A caller reported hearing a loud explosion and seeing a plume of blue smoke in the southeast part of Barton County at 8:14 p.m. Sunday. The responding officer found subjects shooting Tannerite-brand exploding rifle targets on property they had permission to be on.

Great Bend Police
Theft of $1,300 worth of Craftsman and Ridgil-brand power tools from 2614 Forest Ave. was reported Friday.
A vehicle driven by Paul Unruh was westbound on 10th St. at 1:25 p.m. Friday and struck a vehicle driven by Eric Pfannenstiel, who was also westbound.
An individual reported someone using his ID to commit fraud.
A vehicle driven by Lonnie Willard was stopped in the 2400 block of Morton St. at 5:30 p.m. Friday and was struck by a vehicle driven by Courtney Stonehouse, who was southbound on Morton.
A loud boom heard at 10:22 a.m. Saturday in the vicinity of 2800 Harrison was from a transformer that had blown. The power company was contacted.
Theft of a 2002 Ford F-150 from a residence in the 2600 block of 17th St. was reported Saturday. On Sunday afternoon, the owner reported it had been returned.
A known person allegedly stole money from a Great Bend resident, it was reported Saturday.
A hit-and-run vehicle struck a parked vehicle at 3503 10th St., it was reported Saturday night.
Crime Stoppers received a report of illegal beer sales from a Great Bend residence in the southeast part of town, at 11:13 p.m. Saturday. Nothing was found.