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Mini Storage burglar suspect caught
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An arrest has been made in the rash of recent break-ins of storage units at several Ceres mini storage facilities.

In recent weeks Ceres Police have taken a number of reports of units being burglarized with the contents taken. That prompted Matthew Eoff, general manager of Sierra Storage at 1736 Herndon Road to monitor surveillance video throughout the night, said Ceres Police Department spokesman Sgt. Jason Coley. Early on Saturday a suspect was caught in the act. At 6:51 a.m. police were called with Christopher Suazo, 33, of Modesto, detained.

Sgt. Coley said Suazo had broken into one unit and cut out the wall to break into the neighboring unit, then was working on a third when he was caught. Suazo was also in possession of a bolt cutter which cut the deadbolt off of the first unit.

Detectives interviewed Suazo about possible leads on crews of thieves hitting other facilities in the area. He was then booked on two counts of burglary, vandalism and possession of stolen property.

"I think we pinned a couple of more jobs on him," said Sgt. Coley.

The rash of break-ins into storage units started on Nov. 30 and also included A-1 U-Stor facility at 3201 E. Hatch Road, Extra Space Storage at 1780 Mitchell Road, and AAA Self Storage at 1777 Kinser Road.