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Man arrested on multiple charges following burglary investigation
Hunter Ward
Hunter Ward

Great Bend police arrested a man on multiple charges Monday following an investigation into a string of vehicle burglaries in Great Bend.

According to a GBPD release, on Monday, GBPD officers began receiving reports of vehicles being burglarized overnight in the city of Great Bend. At approximately 10:55 a.m., officers took a report of a stolen 2012 Dodge Journey from the 2500 block of 16th Street. Utilizing doorbell surveillance cameras in the area of one of the vehicle burglaries, officers were able to determine a suspect vehicle matched the description of the stolen vehicle overnight. 

At approximately 1:45 p.m., officers received information that the stolen vehicle was located at the Great Bend Public Library.  Officers then made contact with 22-year-old Hunter Ward in the area. 

During the investigation, officers reportedly located some of the property reported stolen overnight on Ward. He was also reportedly in possession of the key to the stolen vehicle. In addition, he was also allegedly in possession of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. 

Ward was placed under arrest and transported to the Barton County Jail on multiple charges, including burglary of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no drug tax stamp. He is currently being held in lieu of a $30,500 bond for all charges.

GBPD would like to remind citizens to lock your doors to your vehicles, and do not leave any items of value in your vehicles unattended. The investigation into these burglaries, and other recent burglaries, is ongoing. 

Anyone with information on this case, or any other case, is encouraged to contact the GBPD at 620-793-4120 or Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300.