Man Accused of Stealing $150K Worth of Memorabilia, Jewelry in Anaheim Burglaries

The 33-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property

A 12-week investigation into an Anaheim Hills residential burglary resulted in an arrest and the recovery of tens of thousands of dollars of stolen property collectively valued at about $150,000, authorities said Tuesday.

A search warrant served Tuesday at a Whittier residence resulted in the recovery of property which has been identified as being stolen in a Jan. 14 burglary of a home in the area of Santa Ana Canyon Road and Imperial Highway, said Sgt. Daron Wyatt of the Anaheim Police Department.

Jonas McClanahan, 33, of Whittier, was arrested and booked for possession of stolen property. He is being held at the Anaheim Detention Center. Bail has not been set, Wyatt said.

Sports memorabilia, jewelry, coins and paintings were among the $150,000 worth of property  taken in the burglary, Wyatt said.

Don Delmazzio, the victim, said his peace of mind was shattered following the thefts.

"Just couldn't believe the damage they did inside the house. Not regarding the physical structure, they did break down the front door, but more do the way everything was disrupted in every room," Delmazzio.

A search warrant served on March 15 outside Sacramento also led to the recovery of items taken in the burglary, Wyatt said.

Detectives said they believe property stolen in other burglaries has been recovered, including jewelry, coins, camera and artwork, Wyatt said.

"We know that we probably have additional victims here that we are going to have to identify. We're still unclear at this point as to the suspect's role, if actually committed the burglaries, was involved in come way with other people committing the burglaries or if he's simply fencing the property," Wyatt said.

Anyone who believes they recognize any of the recovered property as stolen or believes their property is among the items recovered is encouraged to contact the law enforcement agency who took the original report and ask the handling detective or detectives to contact the Anaheim Police Department, Wyatt said. 

Beverly White and City News Service contributed to this report.

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