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Hemet man arrested in storage unit thefts

A map indicates the location of Extra Space Storage in the 800 block of W. Esplanade Avenue in Hemet.

July 15, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Hemet man has been arrested as part of the investigation into burglaries at a local storage unit.

Police say since April, 31 units have been burglarized at Extra Space Storage in the 800 block of West Esplanade Avenue in Hemet. The total property loss was approximately $10,000, with an added $11,000 in damage to the business.

Over the weekend, 38-year-old Jose Mendez Jr. was taken into custody. He faces charges of burglary, possession of stolen property and vandalism.

If you have any information regarding this ongoing investigation, you're urged to contact the San Jacinto Police Department.