Great Bend Fire/EMS
Firefighters had five ambulance calls on Wednesday’s shift, as well as four fire calls and one false alarm.
At 6:07 p.m., units responded to a report of a brush fire at 546 SW 30 Road. Brush and trees were burning in a pit and the high winds spread the fire to the north in a field. The fire, an unauthorized burn, was extinguished.
At 9:04 p.m. units responded to a fire in the back yard at 2801 Paseo. They found a large fire inside the fenced-in back yard on the wood deck. The fire extended to the siding on the house. Part of the deck had to be removed to gain access to the fire underneath. Chief Mike Napolitano said firefighters believe the fire was caused by a discarded cigarette. High winds along with the dry leaves under the deck caused the fire to intensify.
At 11:12 p.m. units responded to a report of a possible fire at Great Bend Redi-Mix, 410 Washington St. The reporting party was seeing heavy smoke but no flames. They found the storage bin for the concrete had overflowed and with the winds from the south was giving the appearance of smoke.
At 1:56 a.m. Thursday, units responded to a gas smell at 2302 Railroad Ave. The smell was coming from a propane truck.
Barton County Sheriff
A window was shot out on a Pontiac Grand Prix at 245 NE 30 Road, it was reported Wednesday.
A non-injury accident was reported at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday at NE 60 Ave. (Dartmouth) and U.S. 56.
A search warrant was executed at 4 NW 30 Road.
Great Bend Police
A hit-and-run vehicle hit a parked vehicle Wednesday at Dillon’s, 4107 10th St.
A cruelty to animals case was taken after a dog was found without food, water and shelter in the 400 block of Locust St.
A cell phone was reportedly stolen at 2027 Morton.
At 9:53 p.m. Wednesday, a silver truck was seen racing down Forest Ave. It hit a tree and fence in the 2900 block and left the scene. An officer did not find a vehicle or any damage to a tree.
Barton County Jail
Booked April 1
Juvenile, Great Bend — Criminal threat
Richard Musil, Great Bend — Probation violation
Amanda L. Jackson, Claflin — Serve sentence
Joseph Hood, Great Bend — Serve sentence
Shawn Darnell, Great Bend — Cowley County warrant for failure to appear
Matthew Cooley, Great Bend — Contempt
Marsha Beauchamp, Claflin — Battery domestic violence
Trey Schartz, Great Bend – Running a stop light, felony flee and elude, reckless driving, open container, basic speed, no passing zone, ignition interlock device, driving under the influence, obstruction
Released April 1
Juvenile — To Juvenile Justice Authority
Nicholas Thomas — To Russell County Sheriff’s Office
Robert Bronson, Great Bend — By Barton County District Court on electronic monitoring
Marsha Beauchamp — $500 surety bond