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On The Record for Sept. 18-19, 2023
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Great Bend Fire/EMS

Great Bend Emergency Medical Services had six ambulance runs Monday. 

A structure fire was reported at 11:33 a.m. Monday at 323 N. Washington Ave. Firefighters were dispatched, but the call was canceled en route.

Great Bend Emergency Medical Service had six ambulance runs Tuesday. 

Firefighters responded to a smoke indication reported at 9:49 a.m. Tuesday in the 4100 block of 10th St. Determination was made that an HVAC unit was malfunctioning; the homeowner was advised.

Firefighters responded to a report of a gas leak at 2:48 p.m. in the 1400 block of 18th. No gas or carbon monoxide presence was detected.

Great Bend Police

A non-injury crash was reported at 7:56 a.m. Monday in the 1900 block of 24th Street.

A vehicle burglary not in progress was reported at 4:19 p.m. at 1010 Frey.

A theft was reported at 1 a.m. Tuesday at Kwik Shop, 3907 Broadway.

A domestic incident was reported at 4:12 p.m. Tuesday at 1712 Third St.

Barton County Sheriff

A non-injury crash was reported at 7:36 a.m. Tuesday at 859 NW 20 Ave., Hoisington.

A fire was reported at 3:02 p.m at NE 40 Road and NE 140 Ave., Ellinwood. Ellinwood Fire Department responded; the homeowner was conducting an unauthorized burn and the fire was extinguished.

Barton County Jail

Booked Sept. 18

Benjamin L. Hackler — Driving while suspended, display of revoked driver’s license

Daisy A. Cordova — Serve sentence

Brent C. Billinger — Failure to appear

Tara N. Hammeke — Probation violation

Erasmo Ortiz-Chavez — Failure to appear

Tyler Wellbrock — Probation violations, four counts of failure to appear

Juvenile — Interference with law enforcement officer, battery of law enforcement officer

Released Sept. 18

Benjamin L. Hackler — $1,000 surety bond

Jonathan A. Chappell — Time served

Jerald I. Postier — Contempt of court

Laugh M. Seltmann — Released to Central Kansas Community Corrections

Erasmo Otiz-Chavez — $250 cash bond

Juvenile — Released to Juvenile Intake

Booked Sept. 19

Donald W. Watkins — Possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal use of a weapon, improper stop or signal and illegal transportation of alcohol

Jason L. Battaglear, Jr. — Five counts of probation violation

Tyler V. Lind — Failure to appear

Wesley Phillips Sr. — Probation violation

Jesus E. Balderrama — Domestic battery

Omar J. Balderrama — Domestic battery

Released Sept. 19

Donald W. Watkins — $10,000 surety bond

Omar J. Balderrama — $1,000 surety bond