A woman has been arrested for multiple burglaries that occurred at New Hampshire self-storage facilities last spring. Katie Regan, 32, of Haverhill, N.H., faces charges of theft in Hampstead, Londonderry and Windham. She’s accused of cutting the locks on unit doors and replacing them with new locks after removing contents from the space, according to the source.
The most recent charges stem from the burglary of six units at Quality Self Storage in Windham, N.H. The thefts at 105 Rockingham Road occurred between March and June 2019. In this case, Regan faces two counts of theft over $1,501 and four counts of theft with two prior convictions. She was already in police custody when she was served with a warrant.
The March 2019 break-in at RightSpace Storage at 7 Mohawk Drive in Londonderry was discovered when the tenant called police to report stolen items. The victim claimed clothes, shoes, jewelry, a professional camera, home goods and college textbooks with a value of $15,131 were missing.
Hampstead police, who were investigating similar thefts last spring, contacted Londonderry police in April. The departments worked together to compile a list of suspects from both towns with thefts that matched Regan’s patterns. When executing a search warrant on Regan’s car, Hampstead police discovered 75 padlock keys, the source reported.
In some cases, Regan stored stolen items in a separate unit at the same facility. In one instance, she left a passport, tax and billing paperwork, and birth certificates from one unit in another, police said. Stolen items were also discovered in a garage at 57 Pear Tree Road, where the woman lives with her boyfriend.
Regan has a criminal history in Massachusetts and New Hampshire that dates to 2000, when she was just 12 years old. It includes 32 cases in which she is named a defendant. She’s been convicted of breaking and entering, criminal threatening, and possession of a dangerous weapon, among other charges, court records show.
Opened in 1998, Quality Self Storage is family-owned and -operated. It also offers equipment rentals.
Founded more than 15 years ago, RightSpace operates facilities in seven states. It’s a participating regional operator of National Storage Affiliates Trust, a self-administered and -managed real estate investment trust focused on the acquisition, operation and ownership of self-storage properties within the top 100 U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas throughout the United States.
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