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On the Record for March 13, 2012
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Great Bend Fire Department

Firefighters made five ambulance runs Friday, six Saturday and two Sunday.

At 3:23 p.m. Friday they responded to 280 SW 50 Road, where a controlled burn had gotten out of control. "The wind changed directions and started some corn stubble on fire," Chief Mike Napolitano said. The fire was contained with no property loss.

At 5:15 p.m. Friday they responded to an unauthorized burn at 2519 17th St., where someone was burning leaves in the back yard.


Great Bend Police

Two tires on a BMW at 3100 25th St. were slashed, it was reported Friday. Loss was $400.

An identity theft and forgery cases were taken after it was discovered someone had written at least 24 checks on a closed bank account(s).

An unknown motorist was eastbound in the 1700 block of Park St. on Friday evening and struck a legally parked vehicle, pushing it into another legally parked vehicle.

Someone broke the window on a Dodge Charger at 3017 10th St., it was reported Friday. Loss was $200.

Someone cut a tire on a vehicle at 1109 Main, it was reported at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Loss was $200.

An unknown motorist backed into a vehicle driven by Pandora Weber while she was stopped in the parking lot at 4708 10th St. at 1:04 p.m. Saturday.

A "loud explosion" was heard from the 2200 block of Lincoln St. at 8:35 p.m. Saturday; a "loud boom" was heard from the 5400 block of Comanche Road at 9:10 p.m. and someone heard a "loud boom" at 9:28 p.m. after a red truck went through the 5500 block of Ninth St. Another "loud boom" was reported from the 200 Maple St. at 9:47 p.m., and the person who reported a noise from the 5400 block of Apache Road at 10:22 p.m. said someone was shooting off fireworks. Police did not find anything.

A vehicle driven by Antonio Tovor was southbound on Roosevelt St. at 11:53 p.m. Saturday turning east onto 10th St. and struck a vehicle driven by Scott Hilliard, who was westbound on 10th.


Great Bend Police

Theft of batteries from 341 SW 50 Ave. was reported Friday.

A stop sign was down in the northeast part of the county.

Six firearms and several silver coins were stolen during a burglary at 113 Chisholm Trail, it was reported Saturday morning. A crowbar used to break into the house through the back door was left at the scene.

All of the fenders and doors on a Chevrolet Silverado at Durango Disco, 178 North U.S. 281, were keyed, along with the hood and tailgate, it was discovered at 3:20 a.m. Sunday.

Someone ran over a road sign at SW 50 Ave. and West U.S. 56 with a vehicle, it was discovered Sunday.

A vehicle hit a deer on K-156 at mile marker 140, just west of a bridge, at 6:25 a.m. Monday.


Kansas Highway Patrol

A McPherson man was injured after he fell asleep while driving on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County, at 8:40 a.m. Monday. Barry S. Hardman, 53, was westbound in a 2006 Chevrolet truck when the accident occurred, 4.5 miles west of K-14. The truck traveled through a ditch before hitting a concrete bridge structure. Hardman was trapped in the truck. He was taken to Salina Regional Hospital with undetermined injuries. He had been wearing a seat belt