A 28-year-old Taft resident, Shaun Gary Ortlieb, was in custody at the Bee County Jail this week charged with two counts of burglary of a building.
Detective Matthew Miller said Ortlieb was arrested after Sgt. Rene Guerrero spotted him circling around the Ultimate Storage facility at 1606 S. Washington St. early Thursday morning, Jan. 2, between 3 and 3:30 o’clock.
As Guerrero checked out the vehicle, he noticed items in the back seat and trunk of Ortlieb’s vehicle.
The items included a television, an air hose and several tools. Miller said some of the items had been returned to the owners by Monday morning.
The driver and two female passengers assured Guerrero that they had taken the property from a storage unit one of them was renting. But when the officer spotted some bolt cutters and a couple of cut padlocks, he became suspicious and detained the three occupants.
Guerrero then contacted the business owner and learned that two of the units had been burglarized. Ortlieb was not the person who was renting the units.
When Guerrero checked for possible warrants, he was told that Ortlieb and one of the women were wanted in other jurisdictions.
Both were detained, and the second woman was released.
Miller said Ortlieb was booked on two counts of burglary of a building, and bonds were set locally at $10,000 on each charge.
He and the female suspect also were being held for officers in the other jurisdictions.
Burglary of a building is a state jail felony. If convicted of the charges, Orlieb could be sentenced to up to two years in a state jail facility and fined $10,000 on each count.