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On the Record for August 12-14, 2022
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OTR for Aug. 22, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

EMS made nine ambulance runs on Friday, seven on Saturday and three on Sunday.

Great Bend Police

A non-injury crash was reported at East U.S. 60 and NE 60 Ave. at 1:32 p.m. on Friday.

A non-injury crash was reported at Railroad Ave and McKinley St. at 2:06 p.m. on Friday

A non-injury crash was reported at Great Bend Wastewater at 4:01 p.m. on Friday.

A traffic arrest was made at 9th St. and Macarthur Rd. at 11:11 p.m. on Friday.

A non-injury crash was reported at North U.S. 281 and Karen St. at 12:32 p.m. on Saturday.

A fatality crash was reported when a Utility Terrain Vehicle struck a tree on the dike access road on the south side of Great Bend at 9:24 p.m. on Saturday. Kansas Highway Patrol responded. See related story here.

A non-injury crash was reported at SW 42 Road and Radium Road at 10:47 p.m. on Saturday.

A non-injury crash was reported at 170 South Washington Ave. at 5:37 p.m. on Sunday.

A sex offense occurred at the river at 8:57 p.m. on Sunday.

Barton County Sheriff

A weekend warrant sweep was conducted county-wide on Friday, with a joint task force comprising of Barton County Sheriff’s Office staff, Great Bend Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol, and Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The sweep resulted in nine arrests on warrants for various charges.

A theft was reported at 1426 NE 40, Ellinwood, at 4:12 p.m. on Friday.

A non-injury crash was reported at 9:16 p.m. Friday at 36 NE K-156, Great Bend.

Barton County Jail

Booked Aug. 12

Erik Mitchell — Distribute opiates, opium, narcotics or stimulant

Ashley Juergensen — Battery domestic violence

Brian Jonas — Serve sentence

Justin Smokes — Serve sentence

Mark Miller — Failure to appear

Erik Simpson — Fleeing and elude, driving while suspended, disregard red light, three counts of failure to yield at stop sign, driving left of center, no proof of insurance, no drivers license, basic speed rule, reckless driving

Jesus Leyva Jr. — Aggravated arson, aggravated battery, conspiracy to commit aggravated arson, aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault

Jedidiah Boyd — Probation violation

Johannah Kuykendall — Battery

Charles Buck Jr. — Two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Sarah Ogden — Failure to appear

Marcus Bryant — Misuse of 911, battery of a law enforcement officer

Released Aug. 12

Keith Burke — $10,000 own-recognizance (OR) bond

Mark Miller — $772.50 cash bond 

Erik Simpson — $5,000 cash/surety bond

Charles Buck Jr. — $2,500 surety bond

Johannah Kuykendall — $1,000 surety bond

Booked Aug. 13

Jose Olzazba-Alarcon — Driving under the influence, transporting open container, speeding, no driver’s license

Cody W. Day — Serve sentence

Athena Grasseschi — Driving while suspended, illegal tag, following too close, no proof of insurance

Melissa Slack — Contempt of court

Alisha Orebaugh — Failure to appear

Trisha Buresh — Domestic battery

Jennifer Hernandez — Illegal Tag, no tag light, no drivers license

Released Aug. 13

Jose Olzazba-Alarcon — $1,000 cash bond

Athena Grasseschi — $500 surety bond

Alisha Orebaugh — $236.48 cash bond

Booked Aug. 14

Teresa Schmidt — Serve sentence

Released Aug. 14

Jennifer Hernandez — $1,000 surety bond

Ashley Juergensen — Serve sentence

Brian Jonas — Serve sentence

Justin Smokes — Serve sentence