APPLE VALLEY – An Oak Hills man who was on Post Release Community Supervision for a previous offense was arrested for mail theft on the evening of Saturday, July 28, 2018.
At around 7:35 p.m. Sheriff’s dispatch received multiple calls reporting that a white male suspect in a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser was witnessed removing mail from several mailboxes in the 19000 block of Bear Valley Road in the Town of Apple Valley. Deputies conducted an area check in the 13000 block of Spring Valley Parkway in the City of Victorville and located a vehicle with a matching description with a white male in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.The deputy made contact with the driver, Joshua Thompson, 32. Inside the vehicle, the deputy observed several pieces of mail, which consisted of hundreds of pieces including credit cards. Methamphetamine and a crowbar were also located inside the vehicle.
Thompson was determined to have a no-bail warrant for a violation of his Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS). He was booked into the High Desert Detention Center.”The investigation and stolen mail was turned over to the Federal Postal Investigator,” Apple Valley Sheriff’s officials said. “The Postal Service will return the stolen mail to its owners after the mail has been sorted and cataloged.”
If anyone has a video of the suspect stealing mail or any additional information regarding this investigation, please contact Deputy Stuart Cullum at the Apple Valley Police Department, (760) 240-7400. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to the We-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com
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