Great Bend Fire/EMS
At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, firefighters responded to a vehicle fire at Sunset and NE 30 Road. The fire was in the engine compartment and was out before the units arrived. The driver reported he had pulled over when the “low oil” light came on, shut off the car and began adding oil. He spilled some on the intake, causing it to flame up.
At 3:13 p.m. firefighters responded to a small ditch fire at K-96 and NW 30 Ave.
There were two Emergency Medical Service calls.
Follow-up: As reported previously, a Great Bend police officer was driving by Heizer Park at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday and found a child stuck in a swing. Great Bend Fire Department responded and was able to get the child down. The Tribune asked Fire Chief Mike Napolitano for more information and learned that the child got into an infant swing he was too big for. “Believe it or not, this has happened before,” Napolitano noted.
Great Bend Police
Theft of items from a vehicle in the 2400 block of 19th St. was reported Wednesday.
A burglary at 1600 Broadway was reported after someone entered the residence and took items.
Someone broke a window at 1218 Baker Ave.
Barton County Sheriff
A search warrant was executed at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday at 2326 Main.
Kansas Highway Patrol
A Hoisington man was injured Wednesday in a one-vehicle accident in Clark County. James Hitschmann, 50, was northbound on K-34 at 12:18 p.m., driving a Peterbilt straight truck, when the right side of the vehicle entered the east ditch and struck two delineator posts. The driver over-corrected, and the truck crossed the roadway, entered the west ditch, overturned and then came back to rest on its wheels in a pasture. Hitschmann was wearing a seat belt. He was taken to Ashland Health Center with undetermined injuries.
Barton County Jail
Booked Sept. 3
David Roy, Fort Riley — Driving under the influence
Amy Melton, Hoisington — Failure to appear
Tina Naugle, Great Bend — Failure to appear
Jesse McNett, Great Bend — Battery domestic violence
Michael Mauler Jr., — Domestic battery
Andrew S. Campbell, Goodard — Failure to appear
Joshua Pettijohn, Great Bend — Failure to appear
Released Sept. 3
David P. Roy, Fort Riley — $1,000 cash bond
Jeffrey Grumbling — To Oklahoma City, Okla.
Jess James NcNett, Great Bend — $1,000 surety bond
Christopher Holt, Great Bend — Own recognizance
Joshua Pettijohn, Great Bend — $750 cash bond