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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

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