Monday, December 22, 2008

Update on Thefts from Mailboxes, Peachtree City

On Wednesday, December 10, 2008, the Peachtree City Police Department responded to a call regarding a bag of mail that was recovered by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. The bag was recovered behind the Peachtree East Shopping Center, located outside the East Highway 54 city limits. The bag contained delivered mail that was intended for residents who live in the Hampton Green and Morallion Hills area subdivisions. It is estimated that there were approximately thirty-two (32) thefts from mailboxes. It is believed that the mail was stolen sometime after 10 a.m. and before 5 p.m., on Monday, December 8, 2008.

The Peachtree City Police Department is seeking any information regarding any suspicious activity noted by anyone in those affected areas, as well as anyone who may have witnessed the mail being abandoned behind the shopping center.

Approximately two weeks prior to this incident, similar mail thefts occurred in the Summer Brooke and Rockspray Ridge area subdivisions. In those thefts, mail awaiting pick-up from the Postal Service was stolen.

On Friday, December 19, 2008, investigators from the Peachtree City Police Department conducted a search warrant at 112 Peachtree Stations Circle, Peachtree City, Ga. in regards to recent thefts from mailboxes. Once inside, investigators were able to recover numerous stolen mail items linking the suspect with the November 26th and December 8th thefts. The investigators also collected merchandise, some of which had been gift wrapped for the holidays, which were purchased with stolen checks. The suspect was identified as SHUVANNI, SHANNON MICHELLE, age 26, of 112 Peachtree Stations Circle. Later that evening, she was located and arrested for six (6) counts of FORGERY. She was transported to the Fayette County Jail where she is awaiting her appearance in the Fayette County Magistrate Court.

Additional charges for related mail thefts and forgeries are anticipated.

If anyone has information that would assist the Police Department in this or other incidents, please contact the Peachtree City Criminal Investigations Division at 770-631-2510, or the Crime and Narcotics Information Hotline at (770) 487-6010. You may remain anonymous.

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