A man accused of targeting Ford Rangers in a series of vehicle burglaries across La Mesa was arrested Wednesday, officials confirmed.
Police say Nikolas Aledam, 29, is suspected of burglarizing more than 18 vehicles – mainly Ford Rangers – in La Mesa and San Diego County.
Aledam was taken into custody Wednesday at a local courthouse when he showed up for an unrelated court appearance.
During his arrest, police learned additional information about Aledam, which was then used to obtain a search warrant for his home.
A search of Aledam’s residence yielded evidence linking him to various burglary cases in La Mesa. Police found stolen items including stereos, amplifiers, GPS devices, iPods, iPhones, watches an expandable baton and a taser in his home.
During the search warrant, Aledam’s girlfriend was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance. She was booked into Las Colinas Detention Facility while Aledam was booked into San Diego Central Jail.
Police say anyone with information on this case – or anyone who may have been a victim of these vehicle burglaries – should contact La Mesa PD Detective Sean Snow at (619) 667-7537.