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Man Arrested in Connection With Recent Storage Unit Thefts

Mar 28, 2017 01:01PM ● By Bill Gilman
Atty. Paul King

 Do you rent a storage unit at Simply Self Storage in Tewksbury? You might want to check and make sure your stuff is all there.

Tewksbury Police have arrested Peter Ortiz, 30 of 20 Warren St., Leicester for receiving stolen property over $250, a subsequent offense, in connection with a string of recent storage unit robberies.  

Detectives have been conducting an ongoing investigation into six storage unit thefts at Simply Self Storage, located at 470 Main St. over the past several months.  

According to Police Chief Timothy Sheehan, the investigation led them to a storage unit located at Simply Self Storage which belonged to Ortiz. A search warrant was executed and numerous amounts of property were recovered.  

"This is an ongoing investigation as we attempt to identify the owners of the recovered property," said Sheehan, in a press release.

 If anyone thinks they may be a victim of these thefts or something not yet reported, please contact Tewksbury Detectives. Property recovered in Ortiz’s storage unit can be viewed on the Tewksbury Police Department website (Property tab) or at the link attached below.

Ortiz was arraigned on March 27, 2017 at Lowell District Court and additional charges are pending.    

The Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center @ 978-851-7373.  If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Tip Line @ 978-851-0175 or send an email to  

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