The new and currently unidentified owner of The Place With Space self-storage facility in Ypsilanti, Mich., is a suspect in a string of alleged unit thefts that occurred between March 22 and April 9, beginning just two weeks after the previous long-term owner, Warren Heldt, died. It is unclear when the new owner took over, but Heldt filed paperwork with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs of Michigan as the owner on Nov. 20, according to the source.
A media release about the incident stated a “58-year-old Augusta Township resident” was identified as the only suspect.
The Pittsfield Township Police are investigating the larcenies that took place at 5200 W. Michigan Ave., where police said the new owner entered units, stole items and possibly sold them. The number of compromised units was not released, nor did police comment on what led them to pinpoint the storage owner as the suspect. Some of the missing items have been recovered and returned, the source said.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.