Great Bend Fire Department
Firefighters had five Emergency Medical Service runs on Wednesday.
They were called to 336 College View Drive at 10:03 p.m. for a broken power line from the storm. There was also a false alarm at 1:46 p.m., caused by a malfunction.
Great Bend Police
Stereo equipment was stolen from a car parked in the garage at 3020 18th St., it was reported Wednesday.
A known person reportedly punched a male at 1908 Adams St. and broke the passenger window on his vehicle, it was reported Wednesday afternoon.
Theft of a pickup from 3105 Broadway Ave. was reported at 6:28 p.m. Wednesday. About an hour earlier, an officer was called to check on a vehicle parked behind 2911 18th St., which was the missing pickup.
A recent series of storage shed burglaries continued this week, with someone stealing items from two of the units at 1013 Stone St. Tool boxes and tools were among items stolen. Loss was over $500 in one case and $1,000 in the other case.
Another bogus crime reported
The Great Bend Police Department received two reports Wednesday of stabbings that apparently never happened.
At 11 a.m., a woman reported that a stabbing had occurred in the 100 block of Walnut St. Police determined no stabbing occurred at the reported location. The woman then reported the stabbing occurred in the 1400 block of 22nd St., and she named an alleged victim and suspect. The second house was checked as well and again no one was found.
Phone scams attempted
Police received separate reports of attempted telephone scams on Wednesday. One caller claimed to be a Great Bend woman’s grandson in need of money, and another told a man he had won some money. One Great Bend woman reported giving her banking information over the phone to someone she did not know, and a fraud case was taken by the police.
Capt. Bob Robinson said residents should not give any personal information, such as Social Security number, banking account numbers or credit card information to people who call on the telephone. “Just hang up.”
Barton County Jail
Booked Dec. 19
Rita W. Kenyanjui, Great Bend — Failure to appear
Anahi Prieto, Great Bend — Possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear
Susan N. Hughes, Great Bend — Failure to appear
Joshua M. Hamblin, McPherson — Unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, domestic battery and criminal restraint
Released Dec. 19
Rita W. Kenyanjui, Great Bend — $500 surety bond
Anahi Prieto, Great Bend — $2,500, $500 and $1,000 surety bonds
Joshua M. Hamblin, McPherson — $25,000 and $2,500 cash/surety bonds
Susan N. Hughes, Great Bend — $1,000 and $300 surety bonds
Ricky Stafford, Lyons — Served sentence in full