Two men were charged last week in connection with several break-ins at self-storage facilities in Orange County, Calif. The thefts occurred last year at CubeSmart, Extra Space Storage and Public Storage properties in Irvine and Laguna Niguel, according to the source.
Abraham Alexis Beltran, 20, and Anthony Matthew Nunezpina, 25, reportedly broke into the Public Storage facility at 27201 Cabot Road in Laguna Niguel on Dec. 6. Nunezpina is also the suspect in three thefts that took place in Irvine, the first on June 20 at Extra Space Storage at 16243 Construction Circle W., and the other two on Dec. 25, at a CubeSmart and Public Storage location. He’s also been accused of vandalizing an unnamed Irvine facility on Dec. 16 with graffiti.
Beltran faces two counts of grand theft, and one count each of burglary, grand theft of a firearm and vandalism. Nunezpina has been charged with seven counts of grand theft, three counts of grand theft of a firearm, three counts of burglary, and four counts of vandalism.
Court records for Beltran were unavailable, the source reported. Nunezpina pleaded not guilty during his Feb. 18 arraignment. A pretrial hearing has been set for March 4.
CubeSmart is a self-storage real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns or manages 1,240 self-storage facilities across the United States. Its operating portfolio comprises 85 million square feet.
Extra Space, also a REIT, owns or operates more than 1,921 self-storage properties nationwide and in Puerto Rico. Its properties comprise approximately 1.4 million units and 149.2 million square feet of rentable space.
REIT Public Storage has interests in 2,504 self-storage facilities in 38 states, with approximately 171 million net rentable square feet.
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