WSU home used to hide large stash of alleged stolen goods from storage unit burgs

Whitman County Sheriff

The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office has allegedly discovered a large stash of stolen items inside a home at Washington State University’s Dairy Center. A man who lives and works at the WSU Knott Dairy Center has been arrested for allegedly conducting a major string of storage unit burglaries. Deputies responded to a report of a storage unit break-in in Oakesdale Monday morning. A witness was able to provide deputies with a description of the suspect and his vehicle. Deputies tracked the lead to a home on Country Club Road just South of Pullman. The sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at the residence and allegedly found over 100 items stolen from at least 10 recent storage unit burglaries from the Quad-Cities region. Deputies arrested 45 year old Jerry Glass for allegedly breaking into the units in Oakesdale, Clarkston, Colfax, Pullman and Moscow over the past several months. The sheriff’s office recovered nearly 40 guns from the home at least 5 of them are believed to have been stolen from a unit in Moscow. Glass was booked into the Whitman County Jail in Colfax for felony second degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, possession of stolen property, possession of stolen firearms and possession of methamphetamine. More charges are expected. Deputies are still investigating. Glass has been working at the WSU Dairy Center as a night milker for the past few years. During that time he has been living at the university owned home at the dairy.