During the first week of October 2012, Lenny McCormick, Andrew Lechtanski, Ozzy Rivas, and Nora Sarran broke into the Public Storage facility on 8512 National Blvd. in Culver City, CA (Los Angeles County). Lenny and his crew used fake IDs to reserve and rent a storage unit in order to get security access to the facility. They also used fake IDs to rent a white van and U-Haul truck. Over the course of a week or so, Lenny, Andrew, and Ozzy broke into 6 different storage units and stole band equipment, clothing, furniture, tools, electronics, and personal items such as non-replaceable family photos and heirlooms. All four offenders were clearly seen and identified on security surveillance cameras throughout the week. The video quality was so good that you could see the word "Titleist" on Lenny's black cap.
Naturally, three of these four thieves were eventually caught a month later (LA County District Court Case #SA082430 - The People vs. [continued below]....
..... McCormick, Lechtanski, and Sarran). Leonard McCormick and Andrew Lechtanski were arrested and charged with 6 counts of felony burglary and 1 count of receiving stolen property. The two were thrown in jail and bail was set at $145,000. Although she was an accomplice, Sarran was not jailed.
Knowing that they were guilty as charged, on February 25th, 2013, McCormick, Lechtanski, and Sarran plead "No Contest" in a plea bargain to 1 count of felony burglary. They were sentenced to 16 months in county jail, probation, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $157,195.83.
Despite a warrant for his arrest, Ozzy Rivas is still running from the law and has yet to be booked for his participation in this crime.
After serving just 8 months in jail, McCormick and Lechtanski were released from custody in early June 2013 and are now on probation. Thanks to prison overcrowding, they were able to serve out their sentence in local county jails.
McCormick, Lechtanski, and Sarran have not paid a single cent of restitution to their victims. Some of the items stolen were originally funded by a non-profit charity dedicated to civil rights, economic justice, gender equality, and community empowerment. This charity is no longer in business thanks to thieves like McCormick, Lechtanski, Sarran, and Rivas.