SEVERE WX : Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

Police: Burglary investigation in California leads to Grants Pass arrests

The Bradsteens are behind bars following a bunch of business burglaries between Visalia, California and Grants Pass.

Posted: Apr. 24, 2019 4:30 PM
Updated: Apr. 24, 2019 4:38 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Two men are in custody after a burglary investigation in central California led to their eventual arrest for similar crimes in Grants Pass, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS).

The agency said that there have been a rash of burglaries at Grants Pass businesses over the past several weeks, believed to have been perpetrated by the same suspects.

"Grants Pass Detectives were actively investigating the rash of burglaries and attempting to develop suspect information," GPDPS said.

On Wednesday, the agency heard from detectives in Visalia, California. The detectives were attempting to track down 38-year-old Michael Bradsteen and 28-year-old Christopher Bradsteen, wanted for business burglaries in that area.

"The two were believed to have traveled to the Grants Pass area, where they were conducting the same type of burglaries," GPDPS said.

The same day, detectives tracked the Bradsteens to a Grants Pass motel — eventually sighting them leaving the Red Lion and driving to the Winco parking lot. There, a patrol officer attempted a traffic stop.

"Michael eluded a short distance before stopping behind the Elmer’s Restaurant and fleeing the vehicle on foot. Christopher remained in the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident. Michael was taken into custody after a short foot-pursuit," the agency concluded.

Both Bradsteens have been lodged at the Josephine County Jail. Michael is charged with Burglary 1, Theft 1, Elude, a Warrant out of California and PCS Heroin (with additional charges to follow). Christopher is charged with Burglary 1 and Theft 1 (with additional charges to follow).

Article Comments

Scattered Clouds
58° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 58°
Broken Clouds
55° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 55°
Crater Lake
Broken Clouds
49° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 47°
Grants Pass
63° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 63°
Klamath Falls
Broken Clouds
49° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 47°
Rain & Snow Returning Tonight
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video


Pet of the Week: Smoky Bear


Monday, May 20 afternoon weather


Happy Camp woman hero


Fire investigation underway near Pomodori Bistro & Wine Bar


The Pledge: Lone Pine Elementary, Mrs. Brasseur, 2nd Grade


Monday, May 20 morning weather


Sunday, May 19 evening weather


A local block party builds strong families


Three people rob archery store in Medford


Sunday, May 19 morning weather