Home furnishing are going home after detectives untangle the belongings from an indicted mover.
Davis Patterson is among several people facing federal drug charges. The owner of Patt’s moving and storage closed his business a few months ago. But Sherri Taylor didn’t know that and she had been paying for storage of her furniture and family mementos.
Fact Finders tracked the items to a storage unit in Fremont. However because of both the criminal case and a civil action against Patterson Taylor's belonging had been tied up. Fremont detective Joyce Henke said, “The process is slow unfortunately but it has to be to make sure property goes to the rightful owner.”
Detective Henke cut through that red tape and on new years eve day sherry Taylor loaded up an estimated $15,000 in furniture and other personal belongings. Taylor said, “I was really wondering if i was gong to get it but it’s a wonderful new years present and I’m glad to get the mementos back.” That includes an antique bicycle passed down through generations.
Detective Henke said that Sherri Taylor provided detailed proof of what belonged to her. An example why anyone with items in storage should maintain good records.