Suspect in rash of Dowagiac home invasion cases arrested

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A man suspected in three recent home invasion cases in Dowagiac has been arrested.

Brett Adam Gibson 20, was taken into custody on Monday, Sept. 12, on multiple charges of home invasion, larceny and a felony firearm count, according to a news release from the Dowagiac Police Department.

Gibson was arraigned in Cass County 4th District court on Wednesday. A bond of $75,000 was set with a preliminary exam scheduled for Sept. 29.

The case against Gibson remains under investigation and anyone with information is requested to call Dowagiac Police at (269) 782-9743, or the Cass County Tip Line at (800) 462-9328.

Dowagiac Police released the following information about the robberies Gibson is suspected of committing.

On 9/7/2016 at approximately 2:50 p.m., officers were called to a residence in the 400 block of Orchard St. Officers were advised that the residents were out of town and a caretaker noted that the residence had been broken into sometime overnight. Officers noted several items stolen from the residence to include several long guns (rifles and shotguns) as well as other property. Dowagiac police were contacted a short time later and advised of a subject being seen entering a wooded area near Percy St. in Dowagiac pulling a trash dumpster. Upon checking this area officers located the stolen property from this residence which was collected by police.

On 9/8/16 at approximately 10:31 A.M., Dowagiac Police were called to a residence in the 300 block of Oak St. Officers made contact with a resident who advised that they left the residence approximately one hour prior and returned home to find it had been broken into and several items damaged and stolen.

Officers located and spoke to several witnesses who provided a description of a potential suspect and officers developed a suspect from this information. Officers located the suspect on 9/12/16 in the afternoon and took him into custody on an outstanding warrant from Berrien County. The suspect was interviewed and confessed to each home invasion. Officers were able to recover stolen property from the Oak St. residence that the suspect had on him when he was arrested.

After the suspect was arrested officers were contacted by another citizen who advised that their residence was also broken into earlier that day with items stolen. This occurred in the 200 block of Florence St. during the morning. Officers investigated this as well and noted that some of the property stolen from this residence was in the possession of the suspect when he was arrested. Officers spoke with the suspect who confessed to this home invasion as well.

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