Kings County: Two arrested after property owner finds them allegedly squatting in vacant trailer
ABOVE: Arthur Madrid (L) and Eileen Malicsi (R) | Photos: Kings County Sheriff’s Office
Two people were recently arrested in Kings County after being found squatting in a vacant mobile home by its owner, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded on Monday, September 6, to a property on Fremont Avenue in Lemoore, where the property owner had reportedly found that two people had moved into a vacant mobile home which he continues to maintain and regularly checks on. Authorities say the owner saw that an AC unit had been installed in one of the windows, and that two vehicles he didn’t recognize were parked out front.
When deputies arrived, they began knocking on the doors and windows and announcing their presence, asking anyone inside to come out. After several minutes of not getting a response, a woman identified as 43-year-old Eileen Malicsi came outside, claiming she’d been asleep and was there by herself.
Deputies, along with K-9 partner Blutz, nonetheless searched the home and reportedly found a crawlspace between the couch and the wall, where a man later identified as 46-year-old Arthur Madrid was found hiding.
Deputies discovered that Malicsi had five outstanding warrants for her arrest on charges including possession of controlled substance, identity theft, and fraud. Both Malicsi and Blutz insisted that a mutual friend had shown them the property and was allowing them to live there, and that they’d been there about two weeks.
A search of the residence also turned up a stash of ammunition. Blutz, who is a convicted felon and thus prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition, confessed to having found the ammunition and said he had been planning to dispose of it.
Malicsi and Blutz were both arrested and booked — Malicsi on her outstanding warrants and suspicion of trespassing, and Blutz on suspicion of trespassing, resisting arrest, and being a felon in possession of ammunition.