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Alleged mail thief busted in Addison

December 15, 2010 - An alleged mail thief was apprehended by the Oakland County Sheriff's Department in Addison Township Dec. 11.

A 23-year-old Addison man was arrested by deputies after "several hundred pieces of stolen mail," both opened and unopened, were found at his residence on Hosner Road, according to the sheriff's department.

The suspect "admitted to stealing the mail along with another suspect," a 22-year-old man from Waterford Township.

The matter is still under investigation and no charges regarding the mail theft have been issued yet. Federal authorities have been contacted.

It all started when an off-duty sheriff's deputy who was in the area of Haven and Leonard roads discovered several pieces of discarded mail that had been opened laying along the side of the road.

An on-duty deputy from the Addison substation was dispatched and together the two officers were able to contact some of the homeowners whose mail was found.

"Several homeowners indicated they have not recently received mail," the sheriff's department reported.

A witness obtained the license plate of a vehicle acting suspiciously in the area of 5800 and 5850 Hosner Rd.

That plate led deputies straight to the suspect, who had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of the 52-3 District Court for a probation violation.

The suspect had previously been convicted of a breaking and entering charge involving a vehicle.

Stay tuned to the Leader for an update of this story in next week's edition.

– Editor C.J. Carnacchio

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