You Missing Mail? This Might Explain What Happened

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

201600533 PageOn Sunday, January 31, 2016, a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff conducted a consensual encounter with two subjects leaving a problem house on Jersey Avenue in Eureka, CA. The deputy contacted the subjects in the area of the 3600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. One subject was 27 year old Ashlee Page and the other subject was 46 year old David Cooper. Both subjects were on probation and had bookable misdemeanor warrants. The deputy arrested both subjects and searched them incident to arrest. Mail was located belonging to two residents who live near the vicinity of Pennsylvania Avenue. The mail was in Page’s backpack. The mail was seized as evidence for further investigation.

On Monday, February 1, 2016, deputies were dispatched to a suspicious circumstances call near the 3500 block of Walnut Drive. It was reported two people on bikes were slowly riding through the area. Upon arrival deputies again contacted Ashlee Page. Ashlee was detained and searched per her probation terms. In her backpack, deputies located more mail belonging to approximately eight different addresses in the vicinity of Walnut Drive in Cutten, where the deputies contacted her. The mail was seized as evidence.

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, deputies conducted a probation search of Page’s residence located on the 2200 block of Hillcrest in Eureka. Deputies located a clear zippered bag with mail inside of it in Page’s bedroom. The mail did not belong to Page, but to approximately 60-70 different residences (people). Most of the mail was from Eureka but there was also mail from Mckinleyville and Arcata. There were W-2’s, credit cards, ID’s, checks, and other miscellaneous mail.

A warrant request has been submitted to the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office for the arrest of Ashlee Page for mail theft.

A Community Service Officer later attempted to return the mail to the appropriate residences. The residents not home had their mail dropped off at the local post office and should be receiving their mail soon.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

Mike Downey
Sheriff

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13 comments

  • Consensual Encounter, sounds sexy….

  • Another pair of tweekers that steal mail to buy drugs . What’s next gonna have to lock our mail box’s now

  • What is a “problem house”? I think that I might have one of those… Everything is breaking.

  • Would love to hear what time is done for this…..Would always see those mail theft posters at the post office.

    “Under United States Code 18 Section 1708, federal mail theft is a felony. If you are charged with mail theft, you could face up to five years in federal prison and fines of up to $250,000.”

    • But under Humboldt County Code Bullshit if a person already on probation is found, by authorities, to be in possession of stolen mail (from multiple addresses) he/she shall be back on the streets tomorrow to steal more mail.

  • Mail theft has been a big problem in Myrtletown. I recorded the theft from bicycles many times and turned it into the sheriff’s. Busted.

  • I had my mortgage payment stolen out of my mailbox. People do not understand that if you are late on a mortgage payment your FICO score drops 50 points.

    • So because your mortgage payment slip didnt show up you just didnt pay? I will help just this one time with some insight. You need to pay it every month for 30 years…..

  • Call the postal inspectors…….

  • So in all reality Mail theft is a federal offense. We are all eager to see what laws our local law will chose and pick to enforce here. REALISTICALLY the feds should have to get involved. The US Postal service is not a mom or pops local service….
    So let’s see what Laws they choose to enforce here.
    Don’t forget Laws aren’t established to pick and choose but to enforce.

  • This thief was so confident that the police wouldn’t do a damn thing about this, like search her residence, that she didn’t even bother removing the bag of other stolen mail from her room! Even though she’s already on probation and caught with stolen mail in her possession. It’s no wonder there’s so much thievery these days!

  • wow what is wrong with this county? It seems like unless you are caught red-handed with a corpse next to you, you are booked and released. I know the jail isn’t big enough but weren’t they talking about making it bigger not to long ago? Needs to happen.

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