Two men were arrested last weekend after being caught in the act of allegedly burglarizing a Milpitas storage locker.
According to Milpitas police Sgt. David Ostrander, officers responded to the storage facility in the 1600 block of Watson Court at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday on a report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, they located Daniel Gonzalez, 29 and Nouman Saleh, 27, reportedly removing items from an open storage locker. The two San Jose men had allegedly cut the padlock from the locker door, police say, and were loading items into a U-haul parked nearby.
Authorities contacted the owners of the locker, who arrived on scene and identified the items packed in the U-haul as being theirs. Additionally, officials say, the pair of alleged thieves is being investigated for another unreported storage locker burglary in Santa Clara after officers found property allegedly stolen from another facility. Ostrander says an investigation into several other storage locker burglaries is ongoing.
Gonzalez was arrested for burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, providing a false name to an officer, possession of an illegal narcotic, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Saleh was taken into custody for burglary, possession of burglary tools, possession of an illegal narcotic, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were booked into Santa Clara County Jail.
Anyone with information on this or similar crimes is urged to contact Milpitas police at (408) 586-2400. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 586-2500.