BARSTOW – A 28-year-old Barstow man was arrested for the possession of stolen mail and credit cards on Thursday, officials said.
On Thursday afternoon a Barstow Station deputy stopped a vehicle driven by Mathew Yates near Rimrock Road and Lovado Avenue. After stopping the vehicle the deputy learned that Mr, Yates was driving with a suspended license. During a vehicle search the deputy located several pieces of mail and stolen credit cards.
Yates was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for possession of stolen property and identity theft. He is being held in lieu $50,000.
Deputies are contacting the Barstow area victims. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Mamon of the Barstow Sheriff’s Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the WE-Tip Hotline at 800-78 CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the WE-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.
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