Columbus police arrested two people for taking items from a storage unit facility after receiving a report about suspicious people carrying bolt cutters.

Columbus police officers Marc Hutcheson and Matthew Prendergast were sent to Storage Express, 2650 Eastwood Drive, at 2 a.m. Friday where they found vehicle with a license plate that had been taken off the car and placed inside the vehicle, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

The officers then saw two suspects use the bolt cutter to enter one of the storage units, and later identified them as Cody R. Manvilla, 26, Taylorsville, and Christina L. Michael, 43, Columbus, who were arrested, Harris said.

Cody R. Manvilla
Cody R. Manvilla
Christina L. Michael
Christina L. Michael

The officers recovered the bolt cutters and a number of padlocks that had been cut. The officers confirmed Manvilla had five local warrants pending and he and Michael were taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on four preliminary counts of theft, Harris said.

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