Tulare County man burglarizes storage units, steals items worth more than $5K, deputies allege


A Tulare County man is behind bars after deputies say he broke into two storage units and took valuable belongings.

The good news: The victims all got their items back.

It all started on Monday when deputies were called out to Glenn’s Orosi Mini Storage facility at 12358 Avenue in Orosi for reports of a burglary. Employees said at least two units were broken into and clothes, jewelry, tools and lawn equipment were among the items reported stolen.

Video surveillance showed at least two people breaking into the units.

That same day, detectives served a warrant at a home in the 41500 block of Beinhorn Street in Orosi, and deputies say 21-year-old Oscar Martinez Arriaga and another person broke into to the victims’ storage units and stole their property.

Detectives found clothing, hand tools, lawn equipment, jewelry and other items that were later returned to the owners, worth $5,410.

Arriaga was booked into jail and is facing charges of burglary and possession of stolen property.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Luis Carrillo or Sgt. Larry Camacho at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.

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