Officers of the Roswell Police Department confiscated some $33,000 in stolen goods since Dec. 30. Many items came from the burglaries of two full units at Storage Nest, 1202 W. Hobbs St.
â€œTwo detectives were serving an arrest warrant when they smelled marijuana, â€œ said Officer Travis Holley, spokesman for the Roswell Police Department.
â€œThis got them into the house and they recognized some of the items from burglaries they were investigating.â€ A total of three search warrants have been served, netting eight truck-and-trailer loads of stolen items. â€œAccording to our officers, the subjects fully furnished their home and the only thing left after the warrants was their clothes,â€ he said.
Police suspect the confiscated goods come from a number of different burglaries. â€œThey donâ€™t even know how many burglaries are represented,â€ Holley said. RPD will hold a viewing of these items where victims of burglaries can come and claim their property on Jan. 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their warehouse in the Unity Center, 1500 W. College Boulevard in Cielo Grande Park. â€œSome victims have already claimed their property,â€ Holley said.
â€œThis is what we have left.â€ Victims who have made a report should bring a copy to the viewing. However, the viewing is open to anyone who has lost property as the result of a burglary â€” not only those who have reported one. To claim property, though, the individual will need to bring some sort of proof, photographs of the items, receipts, or other documentation. â€œPeople should provide positive identification â€” something that will satisfy our detectives,â€ said Holley.
Officers will be available to take information to file a report at that time. Unclaimed items will eventually be destroyed. â€œStorage is always a problem for us,â€ Holley said. â€œYou wouldnâ€™t believe how many guns we saw off.â€
Officials urge people who have information about the Storage Nest burglaries, or any burglaries, contact Crime Stoppers 1-888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.