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On the Record for Dec. 22, 2011
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Barton County Sheriff

Weather-related slide-offs continued Tuesday. A vehicle hit the gas meter in the back of a building at 198 north U.S. 281 at 11:19 a.m. Great Bend Fire Department did a stand-by until Kansas Gas arrived to fix the meter.


Kansas Highway Patrol

A Chevy 2500 driven by Richard Hammeke, 73, of Claflin went off the icy roadway in the 10 block of NE 110 Ave. (just north of Ellinwood on 11th Ave.) at 4 p.m. Tuesday. He was taken to Ellinwood District Hospital with undetermined injuries.

Four people from Vernal, Utah, were taken to area hospitals after a Ford Expedition went off Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County, at 8:12 p.m. Tuesday. The driver, Johnathan P. Partin, 27, lost control on the slick roadway. Five-year-old Dillon Chambers was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected. Austin Chambers, 8 was not wearing a seat belt and sustained possible injury. Partin and passenger Nichole L. Chambers were wearing seat belts. She sustained undetermined injuries and was taken to Hays Medical Center; he sustained possible injury and was taken to Ellsworth County Medical Center, along with the children.


Great Bend Fire Department

Firefighters made four ambulances runs on Tuesday and responded to the gas leak at 198 north U.S. 281, where a back hoe backed into a gas meter.


Great Bend Police

Tuesday reports:

A burglary at 5500 Comanche Road occurred sometime during Nov. 2-4. Approximately $2,500 worth of household items were reportedly stolen from the residence.

Someone entered a vehicle at 5836 Birchwood Dr. approximately one week ago and stole a vehicle. Loss was $30.

A man reported two subjects holding him at a residence against his will approximately three weeks ago and battering him. A case was taken.

A vehicle driven by Christopher Adams was westbound on 10th St. at 6:32 p.m. and struck a vehicle driven by Maurice Yarmer, who was also westbound and slowing in traffic.

A male left 3907 Broadway without paying for $28 in fuel around 8:45 p.m.

At 9:47 p.m. a man reported his 2-year-old was locked inside his vehicle on Polk Street. However, he got the door open prior to an officer’s arrival.