CLALLAM COUNTY, Wash. — A man arrested for vehicle prowling was also found with over 60 pieces of stolen mail in his car, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said.
The sheriff’s office had probable cause to arrest Michael Riley, 33, from Port Angeles on Nov. 24 after he reportedly broke into a truck, according to a news release.
Deputies say Riley broke the window and allegedly stole a multipurpose tool, a set of rain gear, the car owner’s credit card and about $200 in cash. The card was later used for $186.50 at an auto parts store.
Lower Elwha Tribal Police found Riley later that day and contacted deputies. Deputies responded and found the stolen items and a receipt from the auto parts store in Riley’s car.
During the search, deputies also found pieces of mail, checks and prescription medication with other’s people’s names and address on them. In total, 66 pieces of mail were found dating back to October with addresses in Port Angeles, Sequim, Poulsbo and other cities.
Riley was booked into the Clallam County Corrections Facility. The investigation is ongoing.
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