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OTR for April 15, 2013
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Humane Society investigates cruelty to animals report

At 3:56 p.m. Friday, the Golden Belt Humane Society picked up a dog that was reportedly with no water or shelter, from a residence at 305 Maple St. A notice to appear in municipal court for alleged cruelty to animals was signed but not served.
In reference to the same case, a Great Bend Police officer assisted with removing animals from the residence at 3:38 p.m. Saturday.

Male allegedly grabs cash

An aggravated burglary was reported at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at the Highland Hotel, 3017 10th St. Great Bend Police were told that a white male wearing a blue hoodie, white/plaid shorts and black tennis shoes stole about $150 from the cash drawer.

Cardboard box catches fire

At 4:38 p.m. Saturday, Alenna Molina reported her house at 222 Baker Ave. was full of smoke. A cardboard box had caught on fire, and flames then extended to the curtains and up the wall. Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said the cause of the fire was ruled accidental, possibly electrical, and damage was estimated at $10,000.

Great Bend Fire/EMS

Firefighters made four ambulance runs Friday, one Saturday and six Sunday.
At 3:04 p.m. Friday they responded to an alarm at 1919 Van Buren St. The alarm had been activated by cooking.
GBFD also provided mutual aid to the Claflin Fire Department, for the dining hall fire Saturday at Camp Aldrich.

Great Bend Police
Vehicles driven by Ralph Sunley and April Myers collided at 11:27 a.m. Friday at 23rd and Adams St.
Items were reportedly stolen from a vehicle at Walgreen’s, 3920 10th St.
A vehicle was keyed and hubcaps were damaged on a vehicle at The Center for Counseling, 5815 Broadway Ave.
A burglary was reported at 2308 8th St. Items were taken from the residence.
Damage to a mirror on a vehicle at 1011 Holland St. was reported Saturday.
Miscellaneous items were reportedly stolen from the 2500 block of 11th St.
A known person allegedly stole items from Walmart, 3503 10th St.
A dog bite was reported at 10:43 p.m. Saturday at 909 Pine, and a notice to appear (NTA) in municipal court was served.
A window was broken on a camper at 2312 9th St., it was reported Sunday.
A known person allegedly stole several items from Dillon’s, 4107 10th St., and was served an NTA.
A known person allegedly broke a window at 1614 Lakin Ave. and was served an NTA.
Police responded to 3821 12th St. at 12:10 a.m. Monday, for a report of domestic battery and criminal damage to property. Suspect Adrian Lemuz, 34, fled from officers. Lemuz was located at 3112 24th St. and arrested.
An unknown male reportedly stole a duffel bag from Walmart, shortly before 2 a.m. Monday.

Barton County Sheriff
Items were stolen from the farm at NE 80 Ave. and NW 30 Road, it was reported Friday.
A car hit a deer at 8:35 p.m. Friday on NW 130 Ave. and NW K-96.
Someone knocked down a mailbox at 266 N. Washington Ave., is was reported Saturday.
BCSO attempted to located a blue Chevy Blazer with a male driver after an alleged gas skip at Hollyrood, around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
A disturbance at 10:27 p.m. Saturday at the county jail resulted in a “use of force” report.
Theft of a PT Cruiser from 206 Skyline Dr. was reported Sunday afternoon.
A motorist on U.S. 281 was startled by snow on signs, around 4:30 a.m. Monday. He mistakenly reported that speed signs and road construction signs from Hoisington to Great Bend and on the U.S. 281 bypass had been shot by a paintball gun.