Great Bend Fire Department
Firefighters had eight Emergency Medical Service calls on Thursday. There were no fires.
Great Bend Police
Angela Ingram was driving south in the 1500 block of K-96 at 7:39 a.m. Thursday and struck a westbound vehicle driven by Karen Smith, that struck a vehicle driven by Edward Galliart Jr., who was eastbound on Broadway.
Gary Ketch was southbound on U.S. 281 Bypass at 8:31 a.m. and slid on ice. The vehicle struck a vehicle driven by Kurtin Wingwald, who was westbound on 10th St.
Unlawful use of a credit card was reported.
A storage shed at 200 McKinley was broken into. Theft of a gun safe and two dirt bikes was reported. Police also received a report that someone cut the locking bars on two of the storage sheds.
A 19-year-old male reportedly shoplifted a frozen dinner valued at $3.24 at Dillon’s, 4107 10th St.
Josh Durr was driving south on Main at 9:07 a.m. and struck a vehicle driven by Caroline Johnson, who was also southbound in the 2400 block of Main.
Barton County Sheriff
Someone drove through a yard at 277 Liberty Road around 3 a.m. Wednesday, causing damage.
A vehicle hit a deer on K-156 at NE 130 Ave. at 5:57 p.m. Wednesday. Kansas Highway Patrol responded.
A vehicle hit a fence in the 400 block of NW 70 Ave. at 10:58 a.m. Thursday. KHP responded.
Theft of a 500-gallon propane tank from NW 40 Road and NW 140 Ave. was reported.
Officers obtained a warrant Thursday to search for narcotics at 212 Pine St. The K-9 was called in and suspected narcotics were found.
A Jeep driven by Cody Dunn hit a deer in the 1400 or 1500 block of NE 20 Ave. sometime before 3:17 a.m. Friday.
Kansas Highway Patrol
At 9:18 a.m. Thursday, motorist Gary E. Goskett, 56, Sterling, lost control of a Ford van on the icy Interstate 135 in Saline County and struck a car, causing both vehicles to hit the inside guardrail in the median. Foskett was taken to Salina Regional Health Center; no one else was injured.
A fatal accident occurred at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in Ford County on U.S. 50, less than a mile west of 126 Road. A semitrailer driven by John R. Martin, 29, Pleasanton, and a Honda driven by James Franklin Pivonka, 74, McCracken, were westbound. There were blizzard conditions which caused an eastbound GMC van driven by Argelio Menchaca Gaytan, 59, of Dallas, Texas, to cross into oncoming traffic and hit the trailer of the semi. The Honda then ran into the van as well. Roy Gaytan, 21, a passenger in the GMC, was killed and Argelio Gayton suffered possible injuries. Both were taken to Western Plains Hospital in Dodge City. Martin and Pivonka also suffered possible injury. All were wearing seat belts.
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
Booked Dec. 20
Ryan Hamby, Ellinwood — Driving while suspended and failure to appear
Douglas Ray Meredith II, Dodge City — Contempt of court
Marcos Barragan — Failure to appear
Joel Shelor, Great Bend — Driving while revoked
Kimberly Dawn Wagner, San Diego, Texas — Stafford County case for driving while suspended and speed too fast for existing conditions; three Newton municipal warrants for failure to appear
Russell Lane, Ellinwood — Barton County warrant for three counts of aggravated failure to register, with bond set at $100,000; also warrant for non-residential burglary, theft and criminal damage to property, bond set at $20,000; also four counts of non-residential burglary, four counts of theft and four counts of criminal damage to property, with bond set at $20,000; also Great Bend municipal warrant for theft with bond set at $1,000 and Ellinwood municipal warrant for failure to appear with bond set at $500.
Darrin Halzle, Great Bend — Stafford County warrant for failure to appear
Released Dec. 20
Megan Divine, Great Bend — Order of release from Great Bend Municipal Court
Bryce C. Clark, Colby — $25,000 and $2,500 own-recognizance bonds
Marcos A. Barragan, Great Bend — $1,000 surety bond
Joel Shelor — $1,000 surety
David Deistchle, Rush Center — $2,500 own-recognizance bond for Rush County and $1,000 surety for Barton County