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Sam Penrod ReportingProvo police have arrested two people who they say were part of a widespread burglary ring that targeted storage sheds throughout Utah County. Storage units all over Utah County have been broken into over the last year and with today's arrests, investigators believe they have caught the suspects involved in a majority of the break-ins.
From electronics to furniture and bicycles to power tools the suspects had thousands of dollars in stolen property. Police got a break in their investigation when a surveillance camera spotted a vehicle leaving a burglary. There was no license plate, but from the vehicle's description detectives searched for several weeks until they located the suspects.
Capt. Brad Leatham, Provo Police Dept.: “They were going through chain link fences, they were cutting hasps off locks; it was all forceful entry at these storage units. They would go in and take what they wanted. They had broken into a lot of units, but it couldn't be determined anything was taken, so it looks like they picked out what they were looking for."
Police served search warrants at a home in Provo and also at a residence in Payson, where they recovered the stolen items, which took four pickup truck loads to take away.
The suspects arrested on suspicion of being part of the burglary ring include Kerry Fazzio and Orlando Corona.
If you had a storage shed burglarized over the last year and believe police have some of your property, call Provo detectives at 852-6258. Police hope they will be able to return a majority of the stolen items back to their owners.