Great Bend Fire Department
Firefighters made six ambulance runs and had no fire calls Wednesday.
Great Bend Police
Batteries were taken from the Barton County Road and Bridge Department’s repair shop at 2401 Seventh St.
A handicap placard was stolen from a vehicle at 2800 Main Lot 5.
A motel employee reported a man had tried to rent a room on Monday using a fake $100 bill.
Barton County Sheriff
At 5:34 p.m. Wednesday, officers spotted Kenneth E. Ward of St. John, who was wanted on a Kansas Department of Corrections warrant for an alleged parole violation, on Broadway Ave. near Hubbard St. in Great Bend, and made a traffic stop. Ward fled on foot, running between houses. Great Bend Police officers and a Kansas Highway Patrol officer, along with Barton County Sheriff’s Office deputies, got involved in a brief chase. Ward was subdued with a stun gun and arrested.
Barton County Jail
Booked Feb. 22
Natasha Schletter, Great Bend — Failure to appear
Rick Lee Thomas, Great Bend — Failure to appear
Kenneth E. Ward, St. John — Kansas Department of Corrections warrant, obstruction and driving while suspended
Timothy T. Zeman,
LaCrosse — Lodging for Rush County
Released Feb. 22
Joshua Winslow — Per court order
James Roy Chelf, Great Bend — Serve sentence
Rick L. Thomas, Great Bend — $200 cash bond