Burglary suspect seeks regimental boot camp

A 19-year-old Topaz Ranch Estates man charged with five burglaries is to ask for the state's regimental discipline program in lieu of prison.

Bradley Stribling waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in East Fork Justice Court. He is to appear Nov. 2 before District Judge Michael Gibbons to answer charges that he broke into personal vehicles of firefighters and paramedics at the Topaz Ranch Estates fire station on Oct. 12-13.

"I wish you luck," EnEarl said. "You got the deal of the century if you hold up your end of the agreement."

He was charged with five counts of felony burglary.

EnEarl refused to release Stribling on his own recognizance. He is being held in Douglas County Jail on $135,000 bail.

Deputies responded late Oct. 12 to Topaz Station 4 on Albite Road where personnel had reportedly caught Stribling burglarizing a pickup truck.

They were holding the door shut to the camper shell to keep the suspect inside.

The paramedics detaining Stribling checked their own vehicles and found items missing which later turned up in a truck parked at a nearby bar, and the suspect's home.

They included fire axes and four camping chairs.

Deputies searched Stribling's home and recovered duffel bags, a sleeping bag, first aid kits, cooler with first aid items, fire blanket, balaclava, cell phone, Nintendo DS, two DVD players, Sirius radio receiver, and East Fork Fire and Paramedic districts clothing, all belonging to paramedics.

He was accused of five vehicle burglaries over two days. One paramedic was victimized twice, according to reports.


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