A Turlock man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of mail theft.
Shortly after noon, Gerald Clancy, 45, was stopped by Turlock police officers for a vehicle code violation, police said.
Clancy, whose driver’s license was suspended, was placed under arrest. Officers conducted a probation search of his car, finding methamphetamine. They also discovered a postal service key in his pocket.
Police learned the key was for opening community mailboxes. Several pieces of mail recovered from Clancy’s vehicle are believed to be stolen, police said.
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The postal inspector is working with Turlock police on the investigation.
Clancy is facing multiple charges including possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, identity theft, possession of meth, and driving on a suspended license.
Turlock police plans to get in touch with possible victims of mail theft. Residents should verify they are speaking with a police officer before they provide personal information, a press release said.
Officers with the Turlock Police Department’s Community Outreach and Engagement team were involved with the vehicle stop and arrest.
Anyone with information about the mail theft may call Officer Mike Cervantez at (209) 668-5550, extension 6744. People can also call the Police Department’s tip line at (209) 668-5550, extension 6780 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.