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OTR for Sept. 1, 2013
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Great Bend Fire
Firefighters made seven ambulance runs Thursday.
At 9:15 a.m. they responded to a gas leak at 3203 26th St. where a gas line was hit while digging.  
At 10:28 p.m. there was a small ditch fire at NE 30 Road and U.S. 281 after a light pole was hit by a hit-and-run vehicle.

Kan. Highway Patrol
A Ness City man was taken to the Ness County Hospital at 2:20 p.m. Thursday after the car he was driving collided with a Peterbilt truck on U.S. 283, less than a mile from Ness City near 20 Road.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts.
A 1990 Chevy Caprice driven by Ervin E. Koerner, 84, of Ness City, turned left in front of the truck at the same time it was passing the car. The 2008 Peterbilt was driven by Wendell Friesen, 67, Haviland. He was not injured. The car came to rest in the east ditch and the truck came to rest on the northbound lane of the highway.

Great Bend Police
A hit-and-run vehicle hit a mailbox in the 100 block of Locust St. on Thursday.
Theft of a $10 flash drive was reported Thursday. The victim said someone took a backpack from her vehicle and took the item, leaving the backpack and other items on the ground next to a trash bin at 3010 10th St.
Criminal damage to a vehicle at 2413 31st St. was reported. Unknown persons broke off part of a panel on the back of a Mercury Mountaineer, causing $1,000 damage.
A hit-and-run vehicle struck a parked vehicle at 1811 Main.