About John Donegan

John Donegan is a writer at The Storage Facilitator. He lives in Austin, TX and occasionally directs videos for rap artists.

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Self-Storage crime roundup: Man living in storage unit dies in shootout

Self-Storage crime roundup: Man living in storage unit dies in shootout

John Donegan March 5, 2014 0

Chase Houston, 27, fell upon hard times and moved into his high-end storage unit, which also doubled as a rap studio. Unable to see his daughter or ex-girlfriend, the angry Seattle-area rapper began abusing

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Self-storage crime roundup: Kidnapping call leads to shootout in storage parking lot

Self-storage crime roundup: Kidnapping call leads to shootout in storage parking lot

John Donegan February 5, 2014 0

After receiving a tip that Caitlin McNamara had been kidnapped at gunpoint, authorities in the Waco, TX, area went on the lookout for McNamara, Michael Joseph Alvarado and a black pickup truck. Later that

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How to boost your facility’s online reputation

How to boost your facility’s online reputation

John Donegan January 29, 2014 0

As we spend increasingly more time on the Internet, our reputations (and the reputations of self-storage businesses) are driven by our “online reputations.” “Influence” and “trust” have become modern-day currencies. Examples of “influence” include Facebook

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Self-storage crime roundup: December 2013

Self-storage crime roundup: December 2013

John Donegan January 6, 2014 0

Carlisle, PA | Former prison guard loses appeal in murder case On Nov. 28, Judge M.L. Ebert denied the appeal of a Pennsylvania man who had previously pleaded no contest to a 2010 murder.

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Self-storage crime roundup: November 2013

Self-storage crime roundup: November 2013

John Donegan December 11, 2013 0

Cleveland | ‘Mr. X’ convicted of running $100 million charity scam Mr. X, who turned out to be Harvard-trained lawyer John Donald Cody, 67, was not too active in the courtroom last month. Cody

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Alleged counterfeiting rings busted at two storage facilities in New York City

Alleged counterfeiting rings busted at two storage facilities in New York City

John Donegan December 4, 2013 0

A three-year sting operation ended Nov. 19 as authorities dismantled four alleged counterfeiting rings in New York City. Operating out of self-storage facilities in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, the

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Self-Storage crime roundup: October 2013

Self-Storage crime roundup: October 2013

John Donegan November 13, 2013 1

Springfield, MO | Self-Storage Burglar Goes on Spree Police suspect that Josh D. Pruett, 31, spent most of October robbing cars and self-storage units. After committing a litany of crimes and spending months on the

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Self-Storage Crime Roundup: September 2013

Self-Storage Crime Roundup: September 2013

John Donegan October 10, 2013 1

Marion, OH | Allegedly drunk man steals RV from facility, crashes it into pharmacy After breaking into an Ohio self-storage facility, setting fire to a unit and driving off in a stolen RV, 39-year-old

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States Update Laws Regarding Lien Notices

States Update Laws Regarding Lien Notices

John Donegan September 17, 2013 0

Already this year, a dozen states have made significant legislative changes affecting the self-storage industry. The Self Storage Association and its state affiliates are working with state legislators to update storage laws. Here’s a

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