Suspected Burglars Detained by Victim

Shelton Police arrested a man and a woman after a burglary victim tracks them down and detains them.

According to a news release, at about 9 AM Thursday, Shelton officers responded to a report of a possible burglary on Puget Street. The resident told police that someone had broken into his garage and stolen a large number of items. It was discovered during the investigation that the victim’s son had information regarding the theft.

While Shelton Police were conducting follow-up regarding the burglary, a 9-1-1 call was received regarding a possible burglary or disturbance in the 700 block of Arcadia Road, which is outside the city limits. Once on scene, Shelton Police officers and Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered that this second call was related to the Puget Street burglary as the victim had located the suspects and was detaining them until law enforcement arrived.

With the victim’s assistance, officers were able to recover most of the stolen property. A male and female, both residents of Mason County, were arrested for the Puget Street burglary. The female was booked into Mason County Jail while the male was transported to Mason General Hospital for injuries sustained while being detained.

Investigators are continuing to follow-up on another possible suspect. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Shelton Police Department at (360) 426-4441.