Alleged mail thieves arrested

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Last Thursday afternoon, Martinez Police responded to a call about mail theft, which led to the arrest of two people.

Around 12:53 p.m. Thursday, March 16, Police responded to the area of Tea Tree Court after receiving a call someone was prying a lock off a mailbox.

As police arrived, the subject fled the area in a black Mercedes C230. As the suspect vehicle was about to get on eastbound Highway 4 from Muir Road, police stopped the vehicle and found evidence of mail theft within.

Community mailboxes in the Starflower area and at 486 Morello Avenue were believed to have been tampered with and mail stolen.

Suspects Steven Morgan, 30, and Natalie McClenahan, 27, were arrested. Both suspects are Solano county residents. The suspects were in possession of a homemade key that unlocked the community mailboxes in these areas.

The U.S. Postal Inspectors were contacted and responded to assist with the investigation.

Any questions or information can be directed to the on-duty watch commander at (925) 372-3436.

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