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Three Arrested in Santa Clarita Mail Theft

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    Three Arrested in Santa Clarita Mail Theft
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department/Santa Clarita Station
    Three people were arrested May 19, 2017, after the car they were in was discovered to be stuffed full of stolen mail in Santa Clarita.

    A woman and two men suspected of stealing mail from multiple mailboxes in the Santa Clarita Valley were in custody Friday.

    Someone reported seeing two people acting suspiciously at 4:29 a.m. Thursday in the 24100 block of Newhall Ranch Road, according to Shirley Miller of the sheriff's Santa Clarita Valley Station.

    The caller reported that the individuals were removing mail from a community mailbox and putting it in a Chevrolet Tahoe while wearing hoodies, Miller said.

    Deputies found a vehicle matching the description provided by the caller and followed it westbound on Magic Mountain Parkway and conducted a traffic stop.

    The entire cabin of the vehicle was filled with mail and packages from various addresses in the Santa Clarita Valley, Miller said.

    "The mail was stacked so high, that the final suspect was not found for several minutes as he laid on the second row floorboard, completely hidden by the mail," Miller said.

    Deputies arrested the driver, 22-year-old Kieontay Williams and his two passengers -- 27-year-old Breeona Scott and 23-year-old Timothy Brown -- on suspicion of grand theft and mail theft.

    Bail for each suspect was set at $20,000.

    All three live in the San Fernando Valley, Miller said. Williams was found to be on active probation for identity theft.

    Santa Clarita Valley Station detectives are jointly investigating this case along with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Miller said.

    Anyone who thinks they are a victim of mail theft can report suspected mail losses to postal inspectors by calling (877) 876-2455 or online at postalinspectors.uspis.gov.

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