Great Bend Fire/EMS
An investigator from the Kansas Fire Marshal’s Office has ruled the cause of a garage fire at 7:43 p.m. Monday at 108 Maple St. was electrical. Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said the first units to arrive on scene found fire and smoke coming from the garage. The fire was quickly extinguished. Damage was estimated at $10,000.
Firefighters made 10 ambulance runs Friday, two Saturday, four Sunday and two Monday.
Other fire calls included a false alarm on Friday. At 6:20 p.m. Saturday a possible gas odor at 2901 Jackson St. was checked but no leaking gas was found.
Firefighters performed a carbon monoxide check at 11:12 a.m. Sunday at 2405 Paseo.
At 12:06 a.m. Monday they responded to 3101 Washington for a possible structure fire, but nothing was found.
Claflin Fire Department responded to a small grass fire in the 900 block of NE 120 Ave. at 8:55 p.m. Friday.
Hoisington Fire Department extinguished an unattended fire at NW 20 Ave. and NW 110 Road after the Barton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an underage drinking party with 20-30 juveniles in a grove of trees, at 11:09 p.m. Friday. The party left prior to officers arriving.
Barton County Sheriff
Officers responded to a Heartland Collision, 283 West Barton County Road, at 2:56 p.m. Friday, where a woman was reportedly battered by a known male. The reporting party said the victim was bleeding from the eye and had a large laceration after being punched in the face five times, and that an office desk had been overturned. The victim was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital by ambulance and the suspect was taken to jail and released after posting a $2,500 surety bond on a charge of domestic battery.
A female suspect was arrested after a domestic incident reported at 8:20 p.m. Friday at 87 SW 10 Ave., where a male victim was reportedly bitten on the finger. The finger was bleeding and the victim thought it might be broken. The suspect posted a $2,500 surety bond on a charge of domestically battery - knowing or reckless harm.
At 4:49 a.m. Monday, the BCSO requested assistance after occupants of a vehicle fled on foot, leaving the vehicle at Warner Road and Eisenhower in Great Bend. A suspect was arrested in the 5600 block of Eisenhower around 5:49 a.m. and cited for minor in consumption of alcohol.
Great Bend Police
A hit-and-run vehicle struck a parked vehicle at 2210 10th St., it was reported Friday.
A motorist was driving west on 12th St. at 3:39 p.m. Friday and struck a juvenile pedestrian, who was crossing the street. This was reported as an injury accident.
A vehicle driven by Lavert Johnson was southbound on Harrison St. at 4:47 p.m. and struck a vehicle driven by Lorrie Thompson, who was stopped in traffic.
Someone at Pierce the Skin, 2232 10th St., reported someone had stolen the piercing license.
An explosion was heard at 11:51 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of the U.S. 281 Bypass. Nothing was found.
At 2:29 a.m. Saturday it was reported that a hit-and-run vehicle struck a parked vehicle in the 3100 block of 16th St.
Criminal damage at Pizza Hut, 2006 Main, was reported Saturday morning. Someone broke the front door.
Someone broke the front door at 2609 Lakin Ave., entered the residence and stole a 19-inch TV, it was reported Saturday morning.
Jorge Aguilera-Gonzalez was allegedly backing a vehicle at 3907 Broadway Ave. on Saturday and struck a parked vehicle. The driver left the area but was later located.
Theft of a red, 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 from 1908 Cherry Lane was reported over the noon hour on Saturday.
A male reportedly stole two 30-packs of beer from the Dillon’s store at 4107 10th St. around 2:03 p.m. Saturday.
A vehicle driven by Arturo Ortiz-Reyes was eastbound on 10th St. at 6:26 p.m. Saturday and struck a vehicle driven by Greg Turner, who was stopped in traffic.
A gas skip involving a burgundy Tahoe was reported at 10:25 p.m. Sunday at 1221 10th St.
A couple reportedly left Applebee’s restaurant, 3209 10th St., without paying for food at 11:58 p.m. Sunday.
A motorist in a black pickup was reportedly seen driving recklessly in a parking lot at 2334 Main at 7:28 p.m. Monday. The vehicle left after hitting a sign.