PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – A watchful Placer County resident helped authorities track down three suspected mail thieves.
Around 1 a.m. on Thursday, a Placer County resident noticed a vehicle that appeared to be looking suspiciously at mailboxes in their neighborhood, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department.READ MORE: 'I Don't Think That's Fair': Allora Co-Owner Says Staff Was Bumped Down Vaccine List
The vehicle then sped away and crashed into a nearby field, and when deputies arrived, they reportedly found a “significant” amount of stolen mail at the scene of the accident. The mail belonged to people in Lincoln, Granite Bay, and the Sacramento area.
The suspects were identified as 30-year old Jennell Bartholomew of Sacramento County, 28-year old Raylyna Salas of Sacramento County, and 25-year old Jeremy Marchi of Mendocino County.READ MORE: 'My Nephew Died A Hero': Family Honors Man From Sacramento Mistakenly Shot And Killed By Idaho Police
Both Salas and Marchi had outstanding warrants in Sacramento County. Deputies searched Salas’ purse and found several credit cards and a California driver’s license belonging to other individuals.
All three suspects were arrested on suspicion of identity theft, conspiracy, and concealing evidence. Salas was additionally arrested for possession of a driver’s license for the purpose of forgery and her warrant. After the arrests, deputies spent the next several hours delivering mail to their rightful owners.MORE NEWS: 3-Car Crash Forces I-80 Lane Closures, CHP Says
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