Former Humboldt Woman Arrested for Stealing Mail in Leggett
Press release provided by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
The victim was alerted to a vehicle parked next to his mailbox with a male and female inside. When the victim was approaching the vehicle, the individuals drove off.
The victim followed the suspects to Boomers Bar in Laytonville, California where Deputies responded to investigate further.
The individuals then drove off at a high rate of speed but eventually pulled over as the Deputies caught up to the vehicle and initiated an enforcement stop.
During the investigation, the Deputies discovered several pieces of stolen mail within the vehicle from at least 11 victims, all from other counties, totaling the amount of $22,076.75 in altered money orders or checks.
The Deputies located 2 additional money orders that the Leggett victim had previously placed inside his mailbox. These money orders had already been altered by having Powell’s name written on them.
The Deputies learned Powell was also wanted out of Shasta County for a burglary arrest warrant. During the course of the investigation methamphetamine was discovered inside the vehicle as well.
Powell and Parks were booked into the Mendocino County Jail where they both were both to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.