Valdosta Daily Times

Local News

January 16, 2014

Woman arrested in mail theft

VALDOSTA — A citizen tip about a motorist looking in residential mailboxes led to the recovery of 60 pieces of mail and the arrest of a Peachtree City woman, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, a Pine Needle Drive resident called 911, claiming a car had stopped at the residence and the driver opened the mailbox.

Based on a vehicle description, Lowndes County sheriff’s deputies stopped a car. Deputies interviewed the driver who said “she was lost and was checking the mailboxes to determine where she was at,” according to reports.

A vehicle search, however, reportedly led to the discovery of approximately 60 pieces of mail that did not contain the name or address of the driver.

Deputies arrested Tracey Deon Mobley, 42, of Peachtree City. She is charged with theft by taking and driving with a suspended license, according to the sheriff’s office.

Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine said investigators are working to contact people missing mail and asks anyone who has mail missing to contact the sheriff’s office. Sheriff’s investigators are working with federal postal investigators on this case.

To contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, call (229) 671-2950; or anonymous tips can be provided at (229) 671-2985; or online www.lowndessheriff.com

1
Text Only
Local News
  • doug henderson.jpg Memorial tourney returns

    The Doug Henderson III Memorial Golf Tournament has raised thousands of dollars for scholarship funds and to help organizations throughout the region.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • 041914-WA-Egghunt021.jpg Park puts wild spin on Easter tradition

    Adventurous egg hunters braved overcast skies and a persistent drizzle to search for hidden prizes Saturday during Wild Adventure’s first Ostrich Egg Hunt.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • FallenTree003.JPG More spills reported

    City of Valdosta employees have spent the weekend responding to spills caused by several inches of rain that have again drenched the city during the past few days.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Underwater Easter_Rich copy.jpg Stories behind ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’

    Christ comes from the Greek word, “Christos,” meaning “the anointed one.”

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140418_valwood001.jpg Valwood students register to vote

    Valwood teaches its students about the importance of voting. Each year, the school has encouraged eligible seniors to register to vote and participate in local elections.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • wadebrandon14.jpg Police still seeking missing mother, son

    Though their assignments have changed during the past dozen years, Valdosta Police Capt. Bobbi McGraw and Sgt. Chris Crews continue working the case of a missing mother and her son.

    April 19, 2014 3 Photos

  • 041814-TreeDownonRobinHood.jpg Minor flooding expected

    Minor flooding of the Withlacoochee River is expected this weekend thanks to the day-long rains across South Georgia Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 041814-TreeDownonRobinHood.jpg Wastewater hazards assessed

    During heavy rain events, five to 15 manholes throughout the city are at risk of overflowing into local waterways, according to the City of Valdosta.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140418-VSU_HSBA003.jpg Valdosta State cuts ribbon for health, business building

    Eighteen months after breaking ground on the project, Valdosta State University held the official ribbon cutting Friday for its Health Sciences and Business Administration Building.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140417-Rail_Plan-001.jpg State Transportation seeks public input on rail plan

    The Georgia Department of Transportation held public meetings across the state this week to discuss its 2014 Georgia State Rail Plan.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

Top News
Poll

Given the amount of rain recently, what's your favorite “rain” song?

Singing in the Rain
Purple Rain
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
November Rain
Rainy Night in Georgia
Other
     View Results