BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. (AP/CBS SF) — Northern California authorities may have helped save the holidays for dozens of people by arresting a couple who allegedly swiped more than 100 packages and letters from mailboxes.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, a sergeant chased a car matching the description of one used by a suspected mail thief in unincorporated Durham.READ MORE: COVID Lockdown Stress Leads to Spike in Opioid Overdose Deaths
The car flipped over and the driver and passenger were arrested.READ MORE: Bay Area Officials Ponder Easing Indoor Mask Requirements in Wake of New CDC Guidance
Authorities say inside the car, they found 108 packages and envelopes addressed to some 56 people and 37 different addresses in Durham and Chico.
They also found methamphetamine, pre-paid gift cards and hundreds of dollars in cash.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Bear Climbs Down From Tree Near Downtown San Anselmo Following Shelter-in-Place
Police arrested driver Jeremy Blumlein, 41, of Chico, and his passenger, Breanna Mauer, 26, of Magalia. Both are facing charges including identity theft, mail theft, and violation of probation.