A Claycordian received a letter from the USPS this week regarding stolen mail.
Here’s an email that was sent to Claycord from the victim….
I remember reading the Claycord article about the police arresting four men in Pleasanton for stealing mail, but since the arrest happened in Pleasanton, the article didn’t mean anything to me, except that a citizen had done his or her job and now a few less criminals were roaming the streets.
This response changed this week when I received a letter from the USPS, which told me that some of the mail that had been recovered was mine. I live in Concord. I went back to read some of the news reports about this arrest. Nothing in any of the articles I read today inferred that anyone in our area might have been impacted by these thieves. So, please alert your readers that if they live in any of the cities these guys live in, they might be missing mail, too.
Thanks for the note, we’re happy to hear you’ll get your mail back!
Not sure about the other news outlets, but the Claycord article did mention the suspects were from Concord, and stolen mail from several cities around Contra Costa County (and other counties) was located.
Below is the original article that was posted on Claycord.com on Jan. 5, 2014:
Pleasanton Police: Three Concord Residents Arrested on Several Charges – Stolen Mail from 14 Cities Discovered
Three Concord residents were arrested in the City of Pleasanton this week for possession of stolen property, forgery, consipracy and drug related charges, according to the Pleasanton Police Department.
The following information is from the Pleasanton Police Department:
On Friday, January 3, 2014, at 9:20 p.m. a resident on MacDonald Court in Pleasanton reported seeing a subject removing mail from nearby mailboxes. The subject then left the area in a compact silver hatchback style vehicle. Responding officers located a silver 2011 Nissan Versa at the end of Olsen Drive occupied by four male subjects who were not from the area.
A consent search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of suspected stolen mail from multiple addresses in Pleasanton, as well as thirteen other cities within Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Solano Counties.
The suspects were arrested and booked into Santa Rita Jail for possession of stolen property, forgery, conspiracy, and drug related charges. They were identified as 18 year old Elmer Aguilar of Concord, 26 year old Gustavo E. Rivas of Concord, 31 year old Ruben J. Ramirez of Concord, and 23 year old David A. Gonzalez of Antioch.
The capture of these suspects was due to a resident’s keen observation and immediate reporting of suspicious activity to police. The Pleasanton Police Department encourages citizens to help reduce crime by immediately reporting suspicious behavior.