Four Suspects Arrested Following Search for Stolen Porta-Potties
Cordell Seely and Juan Magana
FRESNO – An investigation into two stolen porta-potties led to four suspects behind bars after police discovered a marijuana growing operation in southwest Fresno on Tuesday.
A farmer in Selma told reported to detectives on Tuesday morning that his trailer with two porta-potties had been stolen. He had assumed that the trailer had been picked up by the restroom rental company, until the company called asking about them, police said.
The trailer holding the restrooms was located with a GPS unit, which detectives were able to use to track down the trailer to the 200 block of North Avenue in southwest Fresno.
When detectives arrived on the scene with a search warrant for the residence, they found the stolen trailer, the porta-potties and an illegal indoor marijuana growing operating with almost 200 plants, authorities said.
The detectives arrested four suspects. Juan Magana, 50, was booked on felony charges for marijuana cultivation. Christy Angle, 36, was booked for an outstanding warrant related to child support payments. Cordell Seely, 47, was booked for outstand warrants related to vehicle theft and operating a chop shop, and Jessica Green, 31, was booked for outstanding warrants related to drug possession and traffic violations.