Two Suspects Caught Red Handed With Stolen Mail
Broken into mailbox cluster
Amador County, CA – A suspicious SUV parked by a cluster of mailboxes in Pine Grove got the attention of deputies patrolling the area.
Amador County Sheriff’s officials report the incident happened on Tuesday around 3:30 a.m. in the area of Ponderosa Way and Sugar Pine Drive South. Deputies approached 47-year-old Heather Harris of North Highlands, who was standing next to the mailboxes, and 50-year-old William Mureness of Rio Linda, who was in the vehicle’s passenger seat. The mailbox cluster had been pried open, and there were numerous pieces of miscellaneous mail scattered around the front passenger side of the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle turned up tools used to break into the mailbox as well as a substantial amount of methamphetamine, according to sheriff’s officials. Harris and Mureness were arrested on four felonies and three misdemeanors.
Sheriff’s officials put out this advice to the public: “We recommend checking your mailboxes frequently during the holiday season and report any suspicious behavior.”