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On the Record for Feb. 1, 2012
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Great Bend Fire Department

Firefighters made seven ambulance runs Thursday, eight Friday, three Saturday, two Sunday and five Monday.

There was one false alarm on Saturday.

At 4:37 p.m. Saturday they responded to a garage fire at 909 Kansas Ave. Fire Chief Mike Napolitano reports the first unit to arrive saw heavy smoking coming from the detached single-car garage. The fire, which started at a natural gas grill near the south side of the garage, was quickly extinguished. "Apparently there had been combustible objects too near the grill and the objects ignited." The fire spread to the grass and then to the garage wall.

The fire rekindled about 24 hours later and firefighters were back at the garage on Sunday. Total damage estimate was $7,000.


Barton County Sheriff

A vehicle hit a deer in the 500 block of NW 40 Road and the driver abandoned the vehicle at NW 60 Road and NW 10 Ave. A motorist reported seeing the damaged vehicle at 7:20 a.m. Monday.

A gray or blue Ford Taurus was found in a field north of NE 20 and East U.S. 56 at 7:49 a.m. Monday. Great Bend Police Department detectives responded and took custody of the vehicle. On Sunday morning, the 2002 Taurus had been reported stolen from 1622 19th St. in Great Bend.

Someone broke into the Great Bend Co-op building at 317 Pawnee Ave. in Pawnee Rock over the weekend and took items such as candy bars and soda pop.

A vehicle hit a deer on NE 80 Road and NW 100 Ave. at 6:28 p.m. Monday.


Great Bend Police

Monday reports:

A red Honda generator was stolen from 525 Morton St. Loss was $1,200.

A Kansas license tag was stolen from 1810 Hubbard St.

Four fraud and theft cases were taken after four checks to a Great Bend business came back stamped "unable to locate account."

Someone damaged the door on a shed at 5949 Rosewood Dr. Loss was $50


Barton County Jail

Booked Jan. 27

Hoyt Kinsinger, Great Bend — Driving on the influence with previous convictions, improper driving on laned roadway, refused preliminary breath test

Breta M. Nunez, Hoisington — Failure to appear

Melissa Ann Slack, Great Bend — Failure to appear

Audra Michelle Peterson, Ellinwood — Forgery

Marissa Soto-Williams, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Jesse Torres, Great Bend — Contempt of court

Tylan P. Kurth — Serve sentence

Oscar Montez-Delgado, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Matthew Cooley, Great Bend — Barton District Court warrants for probation violations


Released Jan. 27

Hoyt Kinsinger, Great Bend — $5,000 cash/surety bond

Joseph L. Wick, Hoisington — Received withdrawal order on warrant

Breta M. Nunez, Hoisington — $200 cash

Tyler J. Bowers, Great Bend — $500 surety bond and $25,000 own-recognizance bond

Audra Michelle Peterson, Ellinwood — $10,000 surety

Melissa A. Slack, Great Bend — $200 cash

William L. McManaman, Wichita — $20,000 surety

Ryan L. Horning, Cheney — $20,000 surety

Jesse Torres, Great Bend — $250 cash

Michael A. Brown, Hoisington — Serve sentence

Michael Gillum — To Carlise, Iowa

Matthew Cooley, Great Bend — Two $2,500 surety bonds and $10,000 surety

Cody Campbell Beasley, Tonkawa, Okla. — $600 cash