UPDATE 12:55 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 - According to the Burney Division of the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, Duane White, the man caught in the act of burglary of a storage unit in Johnson Park is 23 years old. He is a local, who lives close to place the burglary occurred.
BURNEY, Calif. - A Mini Storage business in Johnson Park, on the outskirts of Burney, was the scene of an early morning burglary on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Sheriff's officers arrested a man caught in the act.
It was 12:15 a.m. when deputies from the Burney Division of the Shasta County Sheriff's Office noticed a motorized three-wheeler parked in front of Ideal Mini Storage in the 21000 block of Highway 299 East. Deputies said they knew the business was closed and saw that the front gate was locked.
The officers scaled the fence and started to check storage units when they found a lock that had been cut laying next to an open storage unit.
They said they heard someone in the unit, so ordered the person to come out. A man named Duane White came out to talk to them.
The officers said White was detained and searched, and stolen property was found in his pockets.
The owner of the storage units was contacted by the deputies and it was confirmed that the property in possession of White was taken from their storage unit.
Duane White was arrested and taken to the Shasta County Jail. He was booked for burglary.
As of Sunday morning, White had been released from the Shasta County Jail.