Pair arrested in connection with resort burglaries

Orange County sheriff's deputies arrested two individuals for links to a string of robberies at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.

Saratoga Springs Resort

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

The Orlando Sentinel reports that two individuals were arrested after Disney security personnel witnessed them trying break into a Saratoga Springs guest room.  

25-year old Jake Loren Blair and 19-year old Minoska Guillen were arrested back in January and remain in custody while charges are pending.  Orlando's WFTV reports that a Disney security staffer contacted county law enforcement after witnessing the suspects peeking into ground-floor rooms and tugging on balcony doors.  When confronted, the two took off toward the Disney Springs shopping district where they were apprehended by sheriff's deputies.

In their possession, deputies found numerous pieces of electronic equipment including seven iPhones, a laptop and an iPad.  Some of the items were linked to previous break-ins at Disney's Old Key West Resort.  

Orange County records show that seven complaints have been filed related to resort burglaries dating back to December 20.  However, many victims of Disney resort theft do not submit complaints to county law enforcement, instead relying on Disney security to investigate.  

According to the Sentinel, no burglaries have been reported following Blair and Guillen's arrest. 

Reader Comments
Re: Pair arrested in connection with resort burglaries -- KNWVIKING 2.0
2016 Feb 04 03:31:16 PM
I'm betting neither of these guys are mensa candidates. They pick the only place on earth with possibly more surveillance cameras then the Pentagon.
Re: Pair arrested in connection with resort burglaries -- denlo
2016 Feb 05 10:52:52 AM
It sounds like many of the rooms were robbed because the guest didn't lock a sliding door on a first floor room. :oweye: It doesn't sound like the guests were using their smarts either.

It was interesting that Disney doesn't have the guest file a claim with the sheriff's office too. I would think for insurance purposes they would do that.
Re: Pair arrested in connection with resort burglaries -- rfc0001
2016 Feb 06 12:43:22 PM
KNWVIKING 2.0 wrote:
I'm betting neither of these guys are mensa candidates. They pick the only place on earth with possibly more surveillance cameras then the Pentagon.
Even without cameras, they were pretty obvious since were going around checking sliding doors to see if they were open.
denlo wrote:
It sounds like many of the rooms were robbed because the guest didn't lock a sliding door on a first floor room. :oweye: It doesn't sound like the guests were using their smarts either.
Yep, completely preventable if you lock your sliding door (both locks), close your blinds when you leave, and lock valuables in the safe (which is plenty big for two laptops, two tablets, a small purse, wallet, magic bands, and smartphones -- e.g. everything of value you have on vacation). I always do all of these.
Re: Pair arrested in connection with resort burglaries -- twoehr
2016 Feb 08 12:55:49 PM
denlo wrote:
... It was interesting that Disney doesn't have the guest file a claim with the sheriff's office too. I would think for insurance purposes they would do that.

Unfortunately PR takes priority. Same reason why Laws had to be inacted to require colleges to disclose on campus crimes.

As as for insurance, A large company like Disney is self insured for all but the largest of incidents.
Re: Pair arrested in connection with resort burglaries -- denlo
2016 Feb 09 12:38:27 PM
twoehr wrote:
Unfortunately PR takes priority. Same reason why Laws had to be inacted to require colleges to disclose on campus crimes.

As as for insurance, A large company like Disney is self insured for all but the largest of incidents.

So they cover your stolen items? I don't think so, you own insurance would cover the stolen items and they would want a police report.

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