Chief Travis Bingham reports that the Newport Police Department arrested a man Monday after he unlawfully entered a store on Saturday morning. Mark Marsden, 59, of Newport, was arrested and charged with felony burglary after Newport police, received a break-in report at Newport Optical on East Main Street on May 21 at about 9:20 a.m. Upon arrival, officers learned that a window had been broken, the cash box had been moved and broken into, and about $900 worth of merchandise was missing. A preliminary investigation revealed that a man had broken into the store at about 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, and took more than $1,800 in merchandise and cash. Upon further investigation, the suspect was identified as Marsden, who is known to Newport Police. He was arrested at his home on Judd Drive on Monday, held on $5,000 bail and was scheduled to be arraigned in Orleans Criminal Court on yesterday afternoon.
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