By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A Warsaw woman was recently arrested after allegedly burglarizing a storage unit and stealing more than $700 worth of items.
Sabrina Starr Wright, 54, 340 E. Levi Lee Road Lot 118, Warsaw, is charged with burglary, a level 5 felony; theft, a level 6 felony; and theft, a class A misdemeanor.
On June 7, a Warsaw Police officer went to Barker Keep-Safe Storage regarding a theft. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a woman who said her storage unit had been broken into and that items had been removed without her permission. The woman said she began renting the storage unit on May 18 and only learned about the theft upon returning on June 7. The total value of the items stolen from the unit was $798.
On June 10, the officer was contacted by Barker Keep-Safe Storage’s operations manager about a surveillance camera capturing the incident. According to court documents, the manager identified two suspects, one of which being Wright.
In surveillance footage for June 4, Wright is seen exiting a vehicle and opening a storage unit belonging to the woman who reported the theft. The video showed Wright taking multiple items out of the unit, placing them in the vehicle and then leaving the scene. The operations manager said Wright contacted him on June 4 and told him that the woman’s storage unit was not properly secured; however, Wright did not mention she entered the unit and took items.
The officer was then contacted by a woman who was driving the vehicle Wright was in during the theft. She said Wright told her that she had permission to take items from the unit after making a trade with an individual. The woman then took Wright to a residence in Claypool and Wright took the items into the residence.
Upon speaking with the officer, Wright admitted to making a bad decision when entering and taking items out of the storage unit. She apologized for taking the items.
Wright was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on July 6, with a $10,250 surety and cash bond.