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On the Record for Aug. 3, 2011
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Barton County Sheriff

Due to vacations at the sheriff’s office, logs for July 22-24 were unavailable until now.

At 6:44 p.m. on July 21, an inmate fell backwards on the stairs in E Pod, landing on his back. He was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital after complaining he had no feeling in the lower half of his body. He was back at the jail at 10:15 p.m.

Someone brought a stolen license plate out of Dodge City to the sheriff’s office on July 22.

A known person reportedly choked a woman and damaged her vehicle at the sand pit at 100 Washington St. on July 22.

An altercation at 313 Almond St. was reported July 22.

At 3 a.m. on July 23, a non-injury accident was reported at NE 40 Road and NE K-156. The owner was contacted and said an unknown person wrecked his 2001 Chevrolet pickup. The vehicle was to be impounded until a driver came forward.

An employee of the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office reported losing his wallet at Applebee’s on July 23.

A vehicle parked on the side of North Susank Blacktop and NW 130 Road caught on fire at 9:17 p.m. on July 23, starting the ditch on fire.

Alvin Haberman hit a deer in the 700 block of North U.S. 281 at 9:53 p.m. on July 23.

A known person reportedly struck a man in the head several times at the diversion dam the night of July 23.

At 8:44 a.m. on July 24, 10-12 head of cattle were out and on both sides of the road, 3-4 miles north of Hoisington on the Susank Blacktop. There were two other reports of cows out but none were found.

A tree was down and blocking NW 130 Road near NW 50 Ave. the morning of July 24. Midwest Energy picked up downed power lines, and the county shops put up barricades until the tree could be removed.

Lightning hit the roof of a house at 624 NE 100 Ave. and caused a fire in the upstairs bedroom/attic at 5:54 p.m. on July 24. Everyone got out of the house safely and Claflin Fire Department responded.

There were reports of three or four cattle out on NW 50 Ave. and K-4 at 7:40 p.m. on July 24. Reports of cattle out at various locations continued through the week.

Monday, Aug. 1 BCSO reports

A saddle was stolen from the back of a pickup at 605 Bismark Ave. in Pawnee Rock.

A burglary that allegedly occurred in February at 677 SE 50 Road was reported Monday. Loss included "$3,500 worth of stuff."

A fight at the diversion dam, 465 SW 50 Ave., was reported at 7:51 p.m. Monday. The fight reportedly started after one male on an all terrain vehicle spun his tires and threw rocks at the reporting party, who said he was upset and "did the same thing to the other guy."

A cow or bull was out in the 400 block of NW 190 Road at 3:13 a.m. on Tuesday.


Great Bend Police

Monday, Aug. 1 reports

Unauthorized use of a credit card was reported.

A woman allegedly entered the Walmart Supercenter, 3503 10th St., on Sunday and stole an iPad valued at $829.

Someone broke a window on the side of a house at 815 1/2 Madison St.

Carolyn Clark was driving east on 10th St. at 4:30 p.m. and struck a vehicle driven by Sheri Hester, who was northbound on Adams turning west onto 10th. Hester was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital with minor injuries, and she was treated and released.

A vehicle driven by Emily Parsons was westbound changing lanes in the 2000 block of 10th St. at 6:17 p.m. and struck a vehicle driven by Fred Beck, who was also westbound.

Theft of a white pit bulldog from the back yard of 3001 Morton St. was reported at 7:55 p.m.

A black and white pit bulldog appeared at Becker Tire, 904 Washington St. at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday as a man was attempting to get a truck from the business, and would not allow him out of the business. Officers did not find the animal.


Great Bend Fire Department

Firefighters made five ambulance runs on Monday. There were no fires.