Police responding to a burglary at an Arcata, Calif., self-storage facility on Saturday evening discovered three men breaking into multiple units. The trio is also suspected of thefts at another local storage property, according to the source.
Police arrived at Hide-Away Mini Storage at 1450 M. St. about 9:33 p.m. following a report that multiple people had cut through the facility fence and were entering individual units. During their investigation, officers found the locks on several doors had been broken with bolt-cutters. One suspect had stolen items in his possession, the source stated.
When officers questioned the suspects, they found evidence that the three men had been involved in another self-storage burglary in town. They also learned the location of two stolen firearms and recovered those weapons.
Buddy Ray Blevins, 28, was charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of burglary tools and possession of methamphetamine. Derin Jome Rasella, 39, was charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and possession of stolen property. Both were cited and released due to the county’s COVID-19 regulations.
Brandon Wade Breslin, 26, was charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime and possession of stolen property. He also had a warrant for felony assault with a deadly weapon. He was taken to Humboldt County Correctional Facility.
Founded in 1977 by Clint and Susan Hunter, Hide-Away operates two self-storage facilities in Arcata and one in McKinleyville, Calif.
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