Checking on a vehicle stuck in the mud at an abandoned farmstead led Barton County Sheriff’s Office deputies to arrest two people on suspicion of burglary, Sheriff Brian Bellendir reported.
Deputies were dispatched to the 900 block of West K-4, approximately 9 miles west of Hoisington, around 12:53 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4.
“Citizens had reported two individuals walking on the highway and a vehicle pulled into an abandoned farmstead,” Bellendir stated in a news release. “Deputies arrived at the location and contacted the individuals who were walking. The individuals stated their vehicle had become stuck when they pulled into the farm.
“Sheriff’s officers went back to the vehicle and located what appeared to be freshly cut copper pipe and copper wire. Upon investigation of the farmstead it was evident these persons were in the process of burglarizing the location when the vehicle became stuck. Both were arrested for burglary and theft.”
Arrested at the scene were Brett D. Woods, 47, and Aundria M. Pasek 44, both of Victoria. There was an active warrant for Woods’ arrest from Russell County. Both were taken into custody and transported to the Barton County Jail without incident. At the jail it was found that Pasek also had a suspected meth pipe in her possession. Pasek was booked on charges of burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia and is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond. Woods was booked on burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia and is being held on a $20,000 bond as well as the Russell county warrant.