Two porch pirates arrested in northern California with over 100 pieces of stolen mail and packages in their car as well as methamphetamine.
Butte county sheriff’s office saying the arrests occurred after deputies were called on a report of mail theft in Durham at around 1:50 Monday morning. The driver fled in his car and rolled the vehicle.
41-year-old Jeremy Blumlein of Chico, and 26-year-old Breanna Maier of Magalia, were charged with identity theft, mail theft, and violation of probation. Deputies found 108 envelopes and packages addressed to 37 different addresses in the car they were driving.
Blumlein was booked on charges of felony reckless evading arrest and possession of a controlled substance. The sheriff’s office said methamphetamine was found in the car, as well as a wallet that had gift cards and hundreds of dollars in cash. The porch pirating tweakers were booked into the Butte county jail.
The crash occurred after a sheriff’s sergeant who responded to the mail theft call spotted a car that looked like one described in that theft. The sergeant turned his vehicle around and Blumlein allegedly sped away. By the time the sergeant caught up to Blumlein, he’d already lost control and rolled the car over, the sheriff’s office said. Blumlein and Maier were being held without bail Tuesday night, the jail said.
Online case information for the incident could not immediately be found for either suspect late Tuesday, and it was unclear if Blumlein or Maier had attorneys who could speak on their behalf.