A tip led to the discovery of thousands of dollars of stolen property in two self-storage units in Aurora, Colo., and the arrest of one man.
The East Metro Auto Theft Team (EMATT), a partnership of several area law enforcement agencies, received a tip in mid-October about possible stolen property hidden in a storage unit at an Uncle Bob's Self Storage. EMATT began surveillance at the site then executed a search warrant Oct. 16.
Police found two units filled with stolen goods. They also discovered a man, Ali Samei, living inside a unit, and allegedly trading methamphetamine for the stolen property. Samei was taken into police custody and is facing drug charges. The investigation is ongoing.
Police believe the items were taken from homes and cars in Ft. Collins, Boulder, Denver and Douglas County. With the help of the local media, police are attempting to track down the owners of the property, which includes home and car stereos, tools, handbags, comic books, cell phones, a baseball-card collection and other items.