Suspicious-Vehicle Call Leads to Arrests for Alleged Mail Theft, Narcotic Possession
Two individuals were recently arrested on several charges following a suspicious-vehicle call in Amador County.
According to a press release by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office, on the morning of February 16, 2023, an individual reported a suspicious vehicle parked in front of their business on Shenandoah Road.
A deputy responded and discovered two individuals — Terra Lair-Brooks and Richard Murillo — sitting inside the car. The deputy reportedly noticed several mail items addressed to Shenandoah Road residents inside the car.
Deputies soon learned that the mailboxes of those residents had been broken into just a few hours prior. The affected residents were contacted, and confirmed that their mailboxes had indeed been tampered with.
Deputies also discovered that Terra was awaiting trial for similar charges in another county and was wearing an ankle monitor. Both Terra and Richard were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy, possession of stolen property, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of burglary tools.
The registration on the vehicle they’d been in was also found to have expired in 2018. As such, the vehicle was impounded, the Sheriff’s Office said.