The Barton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated burglary that was reported Wednesday night at All Seasons Mobile Home Park. Sheriff Brian Bellendir announced that two suspects were arrested.
Deputies were dispatched to the residence, at 4 NW 30 Road Area 10 Lot 1, at 8:56 p.m. The home owner told 911 dispatchers someone had entered the residence through a window. He said he then confronted by the suspect, whom he identified as Brad Ridgel, and that Ridgel then fled and left in a silver Dodge Dart.
The victim said he knew Ridgel, but they were not friends.
“Local law enforcement officers were given the description of the suspects and at about 9:42 p.m. the suspect vehicle was located by Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper, near the intersection of Broadway and Washington, in the city of Great Bend,” Bellendir stated in a news release. “A traffic stop was executed and two suspects were taken into custody.”
Bradley Ridgel, 37, of rural Great Bend, was booked into the Barton County Jail on a charge of aggravated burglary and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bond.
Chad Raymer, 37, also of Great Bend, was charged with obstruction of an officer. His bond was set at $2,500. Both men were in jail Thursday morning.
A blender, valued at $18.89, was reportedly stolen during the burglary. It was found in the car and was returned to the victim. “Evidently this was the only property he was able to steal before being confronted by the home owner,” Bellendir said.