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On the Record for July 17, 2012
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Great Bend Fire Department
Firefighters made three ambulance runs Friday, three Saturday and two Sunday.
At 10:32 a.m. Saturday they checked on a gas leak at 1500 Kansas Ave., where they found an odor of gas coming from the meter. The gas company was contacted. At 5:25 p.m. they responded to a small grass fire that was being controlled by bystanders at 1400 19th St. Chief Mike Napolitano said there was reason to believe it was caused by fireworks.

Other fires
A cell phone call concerning a wheat stubble fire a half mile north of the Barton/Russell County line was transferred to Russell County at 2:36 p.m. Saturday.

Great Bend Police
Theft of a motorized scooter from 1701 Main was reported Friday.
A dog bite at 1024 Odell St. was reported at 5:22 p.m. Friday. The victim was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital and received stitches; the dog was picked up for no rabies vaccination.
At 1:23 a.m. Saturday, an officer issued citations to two males for minor in possession at a Great Bend address on Pawnee Road. Another case was taken when an officer reported locating suspected drugs in the residence, and at 6:36 a.m. a loud party was reported at that address, resulting in citations being issued.
Theft of a 1999 Mazda with Kansas license number 146 BGS from 723 Kansas Ave. was reported Saturday.
Theft of an I-phone from a vehicle at 2303 Main was reported Saturday.
A vehicle was keyed while it was at the Barton County Fair.
A vehicle driven by Joshua Kirk, Great Bend, hit a curb on Third St. at 1:51 a.m. Sunday. Kirk was taken to jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, and released after posting a $1,000 surety bond.
Damage to two vehicles at 1823 Heizer St. was reported Sunday. One vehicle had sugar in the gas tank and another vehicle was keyed.
Theft of a debit card was reported Sunday, and then the owner of the card reported its unauthorized use at Orscheln’s.
An occupant at America’s Best Value Inn, 3500 10th St., called police at 1:19 a.m. Monday, reporting hearing someone trying to get into his room through a window. Damage to a screen was discovered.

Barton County Sheriff
A vehicle hit a deer on NW 40 Road near NW 120 Ave. at 7:14 p.m. Friday.
A car hit a deer on U.S. 56 west of Ellinwood at 9:57 p.m. Friday. Kansas Highway Patrol responded.
At 12:57 a.m. Saturday a Barton County resident reported coming home from the Barton County Fair and discovering her 5-foot-long ball python had escaped from it tank and had crawled through a hole in the bathroom wall. Two cats in the house were staring in the bathroom.