Mail theft, Fraud, Grand Theft and Identity theft solved in Yucaipa after tip to WeTip

Yucaipa, CA……..Anonymous information called into the WeTip Hotline has led to the arrest and conviction of 3 suspects that were stealing mail and packages delivered and left at residences in the city.  Joshua Metz, 30,  and Heather Hanna, 27, both of Yucaipa were investigated after the Yucaipa police multiple enforcement team received a tip from WeTip. The tip stated the suspects were vandalizing community mailboxes and stealing mail in the Chapman Heights area of Yucaipa. The theft and fraud caused approximately $25,000 in damage.  With the assistance of the Sheriffs’ specialized enforcement division, Metz and Hanna were contacted in Mentone.  They were in possession of stolen property, stolen mail and burglary tools . After searching the residence, addition stolen mail and evidence of identity theft were found.  Both suspects were convicted and sentenced to 3years in county prison and 3 years mandatory supervised probation.

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