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On the record for May 10, 2011
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Great Bend Police

Great Bend Police

Theft of a 30-inch TV and a Dell laptop computer from 906 Jefferson St. was reported Friday. Loss was $600.

Theft of solar lights from 2332 Polk St. was reported Friday.

Someone cut a fence south of 108 Maple St.

Vehicles driven by Francisco Rios and William Christie collided at 16th and Baker at 1:58 p.m. Friday.

Theft of 10-12 pairs of shoes, 200 earrings and other items from 3223 Forest Ave. was reported Friday.

A vehicle driven by Glenda Short struck a vehicle driven by Jessica Blaze that was stopped in traffic at 4:58 p.m. Friday on 10th St.

A $39 gas skip at 3907 Broadway was reported at 10:26 p.m. Friday.

Police were asked to remove a customer from the bar at 619 Main St. at 12:10 a.m. Saturday. When the officer tried to contact Joshua Norris, 21, of Great Bend, Norris allegedly assaulted the officer. He was arrested for assault of a law enforcement officer and obstruction, and released after posting a $1,000 surety bond.

Michael A. Kennedy of Great Bend was arrested on suspicion of speeding and driving under the influence, at 3:40 a.m. Saturday on 24th St. He refused a preliminary breath test and was booked into the county jail. He was released after posting a $1,000 surety bond.

A vehicle driven by Grace Fanatia was backing in the Dillon store parking lot at 1811 Main at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and struck another vehicle, then left the scene. She was later contacted and served citations.

Graffiti was discovered Saturday morning at 705 Heizer St. Someone spray painted the side of the building and broke the front door. Damage was estimated at $5,000.

A 20-year-old woman was reportedly out of control and threatening to kill herself Saturday evening. She was taken into custody to be evaluated, and although she was found not to be a danger to herself she was arrested after allegedly spitting in the face of a law enforcement officer and an employee of The Center. Bond was set at $1,000.

An individual was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital at 11:21 p.m. Saturday and reported a domestic battery. An Attempt To Local notice was put out for a known suspect.


Barton County Sheriff

A motorist reported hitting a section of railroad tie somewhere between Pawnee Rock and Great Bend sometime last Thursday night on U.S. 56, and damaging two wheels.

A possible theft by deception "paving scheme" was reported by a deputy on Friday.

Theft of copper and other items from NW 10 Ave. and NW 40 Road was reported Friday.

A vehicle hit a deer between Ellinwood and Great Bend on U.S. 56 at 10 p.m. Friday.

At 2:14 a.m. Saturday, a motorist rolled his vehicle in the 100 block of NE 20 Road. He was not injured.

On Saturday morning a woman reported her son had rolled a vehicle Friday night on NE 60 Road, 1.5 miles east of the Cheyenne Bottoms headquarters, after swerving to avoid a deer, and that his wallet was stolen from the vehicle overnight. A case was taken for leaving the scene of an accident, and for criminal damage to a window after the accident.

A Cadillac went into the ditch in the 100 block of NW 10 Ave. at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, after the front passenger side tire blew out.


Great Bend Fire Department

Firefighters made nine ambulance runs on Friday, four Saturday and six Sunday.

At 9:03 a.m. Friday they responded to the Venture asphalt plant at 328 SW 56 Ave., where equipment was on fire. Damage estimate was $6,000.

Someone tossed a lit cigarette into a trash can up against the house at 1618 Jefferson St., causing a trash fire at 10 a.m. Friday. Firefighters arrived to find siding on the house on fire. Damage estimated at $5,000.

There was a vehicle fire at 5:51 p.m. Friday. The owner of the vehicle was working on the engine at Second and McKinley when it caught on fire, causing an estimated $500 damage.

Saturday at 9:47 a.m. they checked a smoke smell at Cherry Village.

At 11:43 a.m. they responded to an overturned tanker on U.S. 281. (This accident was reported in Sunday’s Great Bend Tribune, and there is an updated story in Tuesday’s paper and on this website.)

At 3:41 p.m. Saturday they responded to a small grass fire in the 5800 block of Anchorway.

A unit was dispatched to a fire on the Arkansas River at 8:16 a.m. Sunday, and at 9:08 p.m. Sunday there was a small grass fire at SW 80 avenue and U.S. 56.