by Adam Rudnick
Shelton, WA (5-7-15) — An accused Shelton burglar who allegedly broke into two residences, stealing a weapon last week, has been charged w/burglary, theft, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Shelton police arrested the 33 year old Marcus D. Gerber on May 2 after an officer found a backpack containing stolen items from two separate burglaries, according to the department’s news release.
On May 1 , police say, Gerber allegedly broke into a residencce in the 400 block of Poplar Street in Shelton and stole a .22-caliber handgun, electronic devices along with a Superman belt buckle after gaining entry via a bedroom window.
The next day, a tenant reported a burglary in the 700 block of West Pine Street, providing a description of the suspect, whom police say fled on foot.
A Shelton Police officer located the suspect and arrested him in the 600 block of West Cedar Street, according to Les Watson of the department.
Authorities say Gerber confessed to the crimes and led officers to the handgun’s location in a nearby alley.
Gerber was booked into Mason County Jail on seven separate charges including 1st degree burglary, and theft of a firearm.
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