HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – A series of private storage unit burglaries has resulted in the arrests of three suspects, according to a Huntington Beach Police report.
Lisa Sanford, 42 of Huntington Beach, James Hayes, 47 of Westminster and John McGowen, 45 of Seal Beach were all taken into custody following an investigation that included surveillance of the storage facility, ExtraSpace Storage, located at 7531 McFadden Ave. The initial investigation stemmed from citizen reports that items had been stolen from their units and the value of property lost is estimated to be over $200,000, according to the report.
As the investigation continued to unfold, Huntington Beach Police secured and served a search warrant in Westminster resulting in the recovery of many of the stolen items believed to be from the ExtraSpace storage unit burglaries.
Items recovered included a “25′ cargo box truck full of property” and many of the other items have been identified as the subjects of other burglary cases that had previously gone unsolved.
In an effort to return the stolen property to their rightful owners, the Huntington Beach Police Department has posted photographs of many unclaimed items in an “album” on their Facebook page. Items include jewelry, furniture, electronics, bicycles, sports equipment, tools, and musical instruments, including accordians.
If you believe you or someone you know is a victim of these thefts, Huntington Beach Police request you contact Detective Jeff Goodspeed at 714-536-5653 or Sergeant Jerry Abrahams at 714-536-5949.