Tip leads to Mail Theft Arrest

Tip leads to Mail Theft Arrest
Photo: Evidence seized during search of vehicle | Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office
 Originally Published By: Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office

“On January 19, 2023, at about 2:20 PM, an alert citizen noticed a suspicious female parked in the shopping center located at 55 Highway 26, Valley Springs. Upon arrival, a deputy observed an unconscious female in the driver seat slumped over the center console. The deputy contacted the female, who identified herself as Rehnee Briggs, 36 years of age, Lodi. While speaking to Suspect Briggs, the deputy noticed drug paraphernalia on the steering column. Suspect Briggs was asked to step out of the vehicle to allow the deputy to conduct a search. The deputy located additional drug paraphernalia and suspect Briggs’s sweatshirt pocket and stolen mail inside the vehicle containing the names of more than 16 people.

Additional deputies arrived on scene to assist with searching the vehicle for other contraband and stolen items. Inside the vehicle, deputies located approximately 23 grams of suspected methamphetamine, items that showed Suspect Briggs was in possession of the methamphetamine for sale, several stolen military medals (military awards and decorations are distinctions given as a mark of honor for military heroism, meritorious or outstanding service or achievement. A decoration is often a medal consisting of a ribbon and a medallion),and stolen military dog tags (a soldier’s metal identity tag, worn on a chain).

Suspect Rehnee Briggs was arrested, transported to the county jail, and booked. She was charged with 11378 H&S possession of a controlled substance for sale (felony), 11379 H&S transportation of a controlled substance (felony), 530.5 (C) (3) PC possession of 10 or more personal identifying information (felony), 11364 H&S possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor), 11377 H&S possession of a controlled substance (misdemeanor) and 496 (A) PC receive known stolen property (misdemeanor).

This is still an active investigation. Deputies are in the process of contacting the victims of the mail theft, medals, and the owner of the dog tags.

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the citizen for reporting the suspicious behavior that led to the arrest of the suspect. Citizens are the eyes and ears of the community. If you see something that you believe is related to a crime, please, immediately call the Sheriff’s Office.”

Tip leads to Mail Theft Arrest was last modified: February 9th, 2023 by admin
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