Multiple Business Burglary Investigations lead to arrests

Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety

Over the last couple of weeks, the same individuals burglarized several Grants Pass businesses. Grants Pass Detectives were actively investigating the rash of burglaries and attempting to develop suspect information. On 4/24/2019, Detectives from Visalia California called the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety with information about Michael and Christopher Bradsteen. Detectives from Visalia were also investigating a rash of business burglaries in their area and they had identified Michael and Christopher Bradsteen as suspects. The two were believed to have traveled to the Grants Pass area, where they were conducting the same type of burglaries. 

Grants Pass Detectives with the help of Visalia Detectives were able to locate Michael and Christopher Bradsteen at a motel in Grants Pass. With the coordinated efforts of Grants Pass DPS Officers, RADE and Grants Pass Detectives, Michael and Christopher were seen leaving the Red Lion in Grants Pass. Detectives followed the vehicle that Michael was driving to the Winco parking lot, where Patrol attempted to stop the vehicle. 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.

Michael and Christopher were lodged at the Josephine County Jail on the above listed charges with additional to follow.
Michael Bradsteen 38 yo male from California. Lodged on Burglary 1, Theft 1, Elude,  Warrant out of California and PCS Heroin (with additional charges to follow.)

Christopher Bradsteen, 28yo male from California. Lodged on Burglary 1, and Theft 1 (with additional charges to follow.)