Douglas County Sheriff's Deputies have identified more than 60 people who are recent victims of mail and package thefts. The three suspects authorities say are responsible for the thefts are behind bars.
Sheriff's Deputies say two of the three suspects responsible for the mail and package thefts were already arrested by the Sheriff's Office back in October for the same crime.
Authorities say Clement Mitchell, Rebecca Earlywine and Samantha Allen were spotted stealing mail from mailboxes and packages from porches near 168th and Camden Streets Wednesday afternoon.
When deputies attempted to stop the suspects they fled. They were eventually stopped near 48th Street and I-680.
Deputies say the suspects threw most of the stolen mail from the car while they were being chased, but inside they did locate stolen checks.
Captain Steve Glandt with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office thanks the observant neighbor for calling 9-1-1 when they noticed the suspicious activity.
“You know your neighborhood better than anybody else and you know the normal activity of foot traffic, vehicle traffic going in and out, you know the patterns. If it doesn't seem to fit what you’re used to, there is no harm in calling 911,” said Capt. Glandt.
Deputies were able to locate mail strewn across I-680 near Mormon Bridge. A Union Pacific Employee also found stolen mail and turned it over to the post office.
So far 62 victims have been identified by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Douglas County Sheriff's Deputies say if you think mail or packages have been stolen from you please call their tip line at 402-444-6000.