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Man jailed in burglaries at Spring Hill storage facility

Jason Darcangelo admitted to the burglaries, deputies said.

Jason Darcangelo admitted to the burglaries, deputies said.

SPRING HILL — Authorities have arrested a 33-year-old man who they believe is behind more than 30 burglaries at a storage facility in Spring Hill.

Jason Andrew Darcangelo of Spring Hill stole items from a number of units at The Storage Center, 4080 Mariner Blvd., from Jan. 6 to Jan. 18, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. Darcangelo is accused of breaking into the units while he was living in a storage unit that he was


Hernando deputies said Darcangelo used a pair of bolt cutters to cut the locks on the storage units and then removed items. The items included a desktop computer, video game systems, a guitar and amplifier valued at $500, 12 collectible Cabbage Patch dolls worth about $500 and hundreds of dollars worth of appliances, tools and electronic items.

Many of the victims had the locks cut on their units but were unable to determine whether anything had been taken, according to the Sheriff's Office.

A witness told deputies that Darcangelo had told her he was going to break into the storage units, and that she was with him when he purchased the bolt cutters and gloves. The witness was also able to identify one of the units that had been burglarized and give descriptions of items that had been taken.

Darcangelo later admitted to the burglaries and said he was living in the storage unit because he had lost his house and job. He told deputies that most of the stolen items had already been discarded and couldn't be recovered.

Darcangelo was arrested Friday and faces 31 counts of commercial burglary. He was being held in the Hernando County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Darcangelo has had several run-ins with the law. He has been arrested at least three times in Hernando on charges of burglary, grand theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, among other charges.

Joel Anderson can be reached at or (352) 754-6120.

Man jailed in burglaries at Spring Hill storage facility 05/09/08 [Last modified: Sunday, May 11, 2008 10:09am]
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