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On the Record for May 22, 2011
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Great Bend Fire Department

Firefighters made eight ambulance runs on Thursday. There was one storm-related call to a possible transformer that was struck by lightning.


Barton County Jail

Booked May 19

Jason Levingston, Great Bend — Driving while suspended/revoked, inattentive driving and no proof of insurance


Released May 19

Billy Hamilton — Released to Kansas Department of Corrections

Bo Jack Coley — To KDOC

Mary Barry — Per Great Bend Municipal Court


Barton County Sheriff

A Barton County resident reported an attempted scam, although she did not lose any money. The woman said she sold a trumpet online, but the buyer sent a check for $2,300 more than the sale amount, with a request that the extra money be sent to another party through Western Union. Warned that the check would not clear and she would be responsible for the full amount, the woman canceled the transaction.


Great Bend Police

Thursday reports:

A resident in the 2500 block of Walnut Drive said his dog has been attacked more than once by a pit bulldog that lives nearby.

A white semi-trailer with an unknown driver was northbound on MacArthur, turning east on 10th, and struck a light pole at 10:23 a.m., then left the scene.

Two solar lights were stolen from a yard at 3910 Cedar Park Place. Loss was $20.

Tammy Watford was driving south on Madison at 2:21 p.m. and struck a vehicle driven by Staci Bownes, who was eastbound on 10th. Watford had knee pain, but refused treatment at the scene.

A known person allegedly wrote an insufficient funds check for four ounces of gold at J&L Coins, 1203 Main.

A 55-year-old woman was bitten by a dog owned by Dana McVay in the 1700 block of Lincoln. McVay was cited for no rabies vaccination and the dog was impounded at a local vet’s office.

A vehicle driven by Gregory Irving was westbound on 24th St. at 5:19 p.m. and struck a vehicle driven by Garry Steven, who was northbound on Morton.

A Great Bend officer was asked to help execute a search warrant in Rice County Thursday night.

A male reported that around 11 p.m. he was going to confront another male in the vicinity of 11th and Frey for "talking bad" about him, but was instead battered by that individual.