According to the Great Bend Police Department at 3 a.m. on Monday units were dispatched to the 1400 block of 12th Street, in reference to a lady reporting she heard noises in her backyard, near her garage.
When officers arrived, they heard a noise coming from inside the garage of the residence. Once they determined that someone was inside, they surrounded the structure and apprehended a man, later identified as Kerry Partridge, Jr.
Inside the garage, officers located a bag with various tools inside it, which they ascertained were likely used to pry open a window into the garage.
They also located damage to the ceiling and wall of the garage, where the subject had apparently tried to create an escape from the structure when he realized he was surrounded.
“The Great Bend Police Department reminds citizens to always be vigilant to their surroundings, and to contact the Police Department when they encounter suspicious incidents,” Couch said. “I’m glad that the lady at this residence called us so quickly. By helping us catch this suspect, she prevented him from making off with any of her belongings and may have helped prevent future burglaries as well.”