Great Bend Fire Department
Youths playing with matches caused a fire Wednesday evening at 207 Plum St., Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.
Firefighters were dispatched at 6:50 p.m. for a report of smoke coming from the storm cellar. They arrived to find two teenagers using a garden hose to extinguish an overstuffed chair on fire in the cellar, which was detached from the residence. The firefighters finished the extinguishment.
A large piece of equipment at the Barton County Landfill caught on fire Thursday morning. The fire in the engine compartment of the compactor started shortly before 9 a.m. Using a mixture of water and ground paper that is typically used to seal trash and keep it from blowing away, landfill employees had the fire out before firefighters arrived. Damage was unknown.
Firefighters made three ambulance runs Monday, six Tuesday and seven Wednesday.
An electrical short on a power line transformer reportedly caused a grass fire that spread and burned down a machine shed at SE 120 Ave. and SE 70 Road, reported at 6:54 a.m. Wednesday. The fire rekindled in the evening.
Great Bend Police
An identity theft case was reported Wednesday after someone used a resident’s information to purchase a money order.
A vehicle driven by Diana Hayward backed into a parked vehicle at 2538 Sixth St. at 10:04 p.m. Wednesday.
Barton County Sheriff
Two vehicles collided at 245 NE 30 Road around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday while one was making a left turn. No one was injured.
A vehicle hit a deer at 330 East U.S. 56 at 7:44 p.m. Wednesday. Kansas Highway Patrol responded.
A vehicle hit a deer on NE K-156 and NE 130 Ave. shortly before 8 p.m. KHP responded.
A truck pulled behind a building in the 200 block of SE 10 Ave. a few minutes before midnight Wednesday and turned off all lights. Deputies arrived and found the vehicle unoccupied; it had been reported stolen from Pratt.
A woman reported losing control of a car as she was being passed by a semitrailer on North U.S. 281, near mile maker 113, at 12:11 a.m. Thursday. She was unable to see and went off the road onto the shoulder on the west side, hit a curve post and went across the highway into the ditch on the east side. She had a scratch on her arm but refused to be transported by Emergency Medical Service.
Barton County Jail
Booked Oct. 3
Dakota C. Johnson, Hutchinson — Erath County (Texas) warrant for probation violation
Michael Payne, Larned — Driving while suspended
Brad Fairbanks, Delia — Pawnee County warrant for failure to appear
Released Oct. 3
Jessy L. Springer, Lewis — Served sentence in full
Heidi M. Montoya, Great Bend — Serve sentence
John O. Glenn III, Great Bend — $25,000 and $2,500 surety bonds
Christopher C. Whiting, Great Bend — Served sentence in full
Rebecca Milford, Great Bend — $50,000 cash/surety bond
Bryan Wilder, Larned — $2,500 bond
Shane D. Slack, Russell — $2,500 surety bond
Michael Payne, Larned — $500 surety bond