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Updated April 18, 2011
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Great Bend Fire Department


Firefighters made two ambulance runs last Wednesday, six Thursday, six Friday, eight Saturday and four Sunday.

At 3:22 p.m. Wednesday they responded to True Value on K-96, where sparks started a display of hay bales on fire while a crew was working on the sign out front.

On Thursday firefighters checked a smoke smell at 384 Washington Rd. at 2 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. they responded to a small grass fire at Broadway and McKinley.


Other fires

Hoisington and Claflin fire departments responded when a controlled burn along K-4 got out of control, last Wednesday around 6:10 p.m.

Hoisington Fire Department responded to a ditch fire on the east side of U.S. 281 across from the 4-H Building at 6:54 p.m. Saturday.


Barton County Sheriff

Unauthorized use of a debit card was reported last week.

A burglary at 2199 Susank Road was reported Saturday. Someone entered Francis Urban Tank Service, causing approximately $50 in damage.

A purse found in the ditch on NE 10 Road near NE 10 Ave. was returned to its owner, who reported it stolen, on Saturday. The only thing that appeared to be missing was about $4 in change.

Suspected narcotics were found in a vehicle after a traffic stop on SE 10 Road near SE 60 Ave., around 7:45 a.m. Sunday.

A Mercedes 300 was rolled onto its side in a field near SW 20 Road and SW 50 Ave., it was reported Sunday night. No one was injured.


Great Bend Police

Last Wednesday a woman at 5501 Ninth St. No. 69 reported the key she hid in her vehicle was broken off in the ignition and the CD player had been stolen.

A vehicle driven by Rose Yager was eastbound on 19th St. at 10:31 a.m. Wednesday and struck a vehicle parked illegally in the roadway near Great Bend High School.

A 6-year-old male pit bulldog worth $400 was reportedly stolen from the yard at 2521 24th St.

A hit-and-run vehicle struck a legally parked vehicle at 2813 16th St., it was reported Thursday.

Chelsea Roacha was driving west on 10th St. at 4:45 p.m. Thursday and struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Sharon Bautista, who was also westbound in the 3200 block.

Kayla Baxley was driving south on Baker Ave. at 5:52 p.m. Thursday and struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Kristi Stumps, who was also southbound near 10th St.

A Jobox-brand tool chest containing tools was stolen from 323 Fruit St., it was reported Thursday.

Drew Marinueau was driving north in the 1700 block of Morton St. at 11:51 p.m. Thursday and struck a parked vehicle.


Barton County Jail

Booked April 12

Jennifer L. Welsh, LaCrosse — Serve sentence

Gabriela Moreno, Great Bend — No insurance

Troy D. Gardiner, Ellsworth — Revoked bond

Jan M. Norwood, Great Bend — Driving while suspended and window tint

Released April 12

Deanna Coughlin, Newton — To Kansas Department of Corrections

Gabriela Moreno, Great Bend — $500 surety bond

Troy Gardiner, Ellsworth — $1,000 surety bond

Jan M. Norwood, Great Bend — $1,000 surety bond

Booked April 13

Linus Pfannenstiel Jr. — Disorderly conduct and battery against a law enforcement officer

Jess F. Starkey, Hoisington — Criminal threat and domestic battery

Sheree V. Forster, Hoisington — Aggravated battery, felony theft and misdemeanor theft

Laquishia L. Grayson, Great Bend — Barton County District Warrant

Jeannie M. Holler-Camp, Hoisington — Serve sentence

John Doerschlag, Hays — Driving while suspended, speeding and passing without clearance; driving while suspended

Released April 13

Jess Starkey, Hoisington — $5,000 surety bond

Vamisa J. Horton, Great Bend — Served sentence in full

Laquishia L. Grayson, Great Bend — $1,000 surety bond

John Doerschlag, Hays — $2,500 surety bond

John Doerschlag, Hays — $1,000 surety bond

Daniel Rodriguez, Great Bend — $1,000 and $500 surety bonds

Booked April 14

Joseph Rubio, Great Bend — Driving while suspended

Carolyn R. Lemon, Great Bend — Failure to appear

Albert E. Hass, Colby — Probation violation

Released April 14

Joseph F. Rubio, Great Bend — $500 surety bond

Carolyn R. Lemon, Great Bend — $100 cash bond

Jennifer Welsh, LaCrosse — Serve sentence

Booked April 15

Christopher Wilson — Serve sentence

Daune A. Beckman, Great Bend — Contempt of court

Jana Troendle, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Steven A. Wilkinson, Great Bend — Probation violation

Gregg L. Mlynar, Galatia — Barton County warrant

Ryan S. McHenry, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Luis C. Sepulveda, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Oscar M. Leyva, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Ryan E. Howell, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Sheila Mills, Great Bend — Disorderly conduct

Leroy Culbreath, Larned — Failure to appear

Released April 15

Miranda Schwartz — Served sentence in full

Sheree Forster — $50,000 own-recognizance bond

Sheila Mills, Great Bend — $2,500 surety