The Pleasant Hill Police Department didn’t get a break on Thanksgiving morning as they responded to a mail theft.
According to police, they were alerted by “watchful citizens” who observed a possible mail theft.
Upon officer response, Samuel Amaro, 20 of Concord, was arrested for mail theft. This comes after a citizen contacted police regarding Amaro taking mail from his neighbor, Amaro attempted to flee the area in a vehicle. Officers quickly arrived to the area and a drone was deployed to assist in the search.
An Officer located the vehicle prior to leaving the area, and they were able to recover mail from over 10 plus houses, on multiple streets. Amaro was booked into County Jail on several charges!
No other information was released.
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Oct 10 – DOJ Announces Charges in Bay Area Mail Theft Robberies
OAKLAND – U.S. Attorney Ismail J. Ramsey and U.S. Postal Inspector in Charge Rafael Nuñez announced today that multiple arrests have been made in cases involving the interference with delivery of the U.S. mail. The announcement was made at a press conference held this morning at the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building.
The theft of postal keys, break-ins of postal vehicles, assaults on letter carriers, and various other criminal acts involving interference with delivery of the mail and the alleged illegal possession of personally identifying information were all discussed at the press conference. According to U.S. Attorney Ramsey, defendants in each case now are facing severe federal penalties that make clear their alleged crimes were not worth the consequences.
“In each of the cases I will discuss,” said U.S. Attorney Ramsey, “the government alleges the defendants have violated federal criminal laws and, as a consequence, federal agents and local law enforcement has tracked them down . . .. The penalties for these crimes can be sobering.”
Inspector in Charge Nuñez reinforced the U.S. Attorney’s remarks and announced that the reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of any individual who robs or assaults a postal worker is now $150,000. “There is no more important mission for us as federal agents than protecting postal workers from crime and violence,” said Inspector in Charge Nuñez. “To any copycats or wannabes out there who might consider robbing a postal worker, I ask you to consider the years you will face in federal prison, the price on your head, and that postal inspectors will not stop hunting you. The proceeds of this crime are not worth your freedom.” — full story