Two people are in custody this evening after their attempts to sell a large number of compact discs to a Sacramento music store led to the discovery of numerous burglaries at a local storage facility.
Sacramento police spokesman Sgt. Andrew Pettit said officers were called to The Beat music store on J Street regarding a man and woman trying to sell CDs that a store employee suspected were stolen. Pettit said some of the CDs were labeled with the owner's name, which the employee recognized. The employee called the owner, who discovered that the storage unit where he kept the CDs had been burglarized.
Officers arrived at the music store and detained the man, identified as 49-year-old Terry Ramano. The woman fled but was later apprehended at a nearby motel. She was identified as Ema Major, 42.
Inside the motel, officers located additional stolen items. Police discovered that at least 15 units at the Public Storage facility at 7510 Folsom Blvd. had been burglarized. Pettit said the suspects apparently cut off the original locks and replaced them with their own locks.
He said Ramano and Major were being booked this evening at the Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of theft.
Detectives encourage people whose storage units were burglarized to make a detailed list of items they believe have been stolen to assist police in the recovery process. People who believe they are victims in the case can call the Police Department's dispatch center at (916) 264-5471.
Police encourage people who use storage facilities to frequently check their units to make sure the contents are intact and to consider insuring high-value items.
PHOTO CAPTION: Perry Remano, left, and Ema Major