A man was arrested last week in connection with several break-ins at a Lamar, Mo., self-storage facility after a police officer discovered him inside one of the units. Lamar Police Department Cpl. Toby Luce was patrolling Lamar Mini-Storage on Jan. 7 when he noticed a unit door and lock had been tampered with since his previous inspection that morning, according to the source.
Upon further notice, Luce found several units had been breached at 1705 Walnut St. He then came upon Joseph DeLeon, 43, inside one of the spaces.
DeLeon has been charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree property damage and possession of burglar tools. A court date hasn’t been set.