A couple who rented a self-storage unit at a Life Storage facility in Palm Desert, California, was arrested this week in connection with a string of burglaries at the business. Police served a search warrant for a unit at 40050 Harris Land in October following months of investigating break-ins at the property, according to sources.
Officers found items in the unit that linked the couple to the thefts as well as a gun and bullets. Blaine Sniffin, 50, and Valori McFann, 31, were taken into custody on Tuesday. They’re being held at the John J. Benoit Detention Center in Indio, California.
No bail has been set for Sniffin, who’s being held on suspicion of receiving known stolen property, a felon possessing a firearm, possessing a high-capacity magazine, and violating state parole. McFann faces charges of suspicion of receiving known stolen property. She’s being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Life Storage is a self-storage real estate investment trust and management company. Based in Buffalo, New York, it operates more than 1,000 self-storage facilities in 34 states.