Fresno County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 40-year-old Fresno man Thursday night who is suspected of burglarizing the home of former NFL and Fresno State football player Lorenzo Neal in August.
An anonymous caller gave the Sheriff’s Office the man’s name about two weeks ago, Sheriff Margaret Mims said.
Deputies found two storage units in Fresno listed in the man’s name and obtained a search warrant. They found stolen property, some of which belonged to Neal, in addition to cocaine, marijuana, crystal methamphetamine, a gun and about $20,000 in cash.
Neal positively identified some of the items as his, but it will be a few days before he gets to sort through it all, Mims said.
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“The sheriff’s department has been doing a great job,” Neal said. “But you go through a couple of months and you think it’s never going to happen. It’s just a sigh of relief. Fresno and Clovis are a lot safer tonight.”
Deputies arrested the man when they made a vehicle stop around 6 p.m.
The investigation is ongoing, Mims said. It hasn’t been determined whether there were any accomplices or whether the man is connected to other burglaries.