Mail Theft Suspects Arrested
On Thursday, February 18, 2016 at approximately 5:30 am, a concerned citizen called the Citrus Heights Police Department regarding a suspicious vehicle in the area of Crosswoods Circle in the City of Citrus Heights.
The citizen reported a suspicious moving truck occupied by two subjects, with flashlights. The subjects were stopping the truck at mail boxes, looking through mail boxes, and taking items from within the mail boxes.
Citrus Heights Police responded, located the truck, and detained the two occupants. Inside the truck, hundreds of pieces of mail were discovered and none of the mail belonged to the subjects in the truck.
CHPD arrested Jennifer Carroll (40) of Citrus Heights and Alwin Santiago (39) of Elk Grove after developing the probable cause to believe they are responsible for stealing the mail of at least 81 people. The two subjects were booked on several charges including receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, conspiracy, and other crimes.
CHPD is still investigating these crimes and we are working to connect the items with each victim.
We would like to thank the concerned citizen who reported the crime and the active Neighborhood Watch Program in the Crosswoods Community of Citrus Heights. Reporting suspicious activity in your neighborhoods is an essential part of our community policing programs.
In order to prevent these crimes, it is a good idea for people to get to know your Postal Service drop off times and to retrieve mail shortly after it is deposited in your mail box. We will be working with the US Postal Service to return the mail to the rightful owners.