Seven people have been arrested in the past two weeks in connection with mail thefts that have occurred in El Dorado County over the past six months.
El Dorado County sheriff’s officials reported that two people were arrested April 16 following the service of search warrants in the San Joaquin Valley area, and five people were arrested Tuesday after a search warrant was served at a home northwest of Placerville.
Arrested April 16 were Tracy residents Aman Izatt, 29, and Jarrod Izatt, 33. The arrests followed a search by El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies assigned to a special enforcement detail. Found during the search were stolen mail packages, checks, bank account information, Social Security numbers and related personal information needed to open accounts, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Sheriff’s officials estimated that 30 to 50 victims were associated with this case stemming from mail thefts in El Dorado County.
Aman and Jarrod Izatt are accused of stealing mail while driving a white BMW, sheriff’s officials said. Both are in custody at the El Dorado County Jail.
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On Tuesday, detectives and deputies with the special enforcement detail served a search warrant in the 1600 block of Beals Road, near Placerville. During the search of the property and buildings, large amounts of stolen mail and checks were found, sheriff’s officials said. They estimated that information belonging to more than 100 victims was found at the address.
Also found during the search was a stolen laptop and two stolen firearms associated with a burglary in Butte County, methamphetamine, marijuana and Oxycodone pills.
Five people were arrested at the Beals Road residence: Dawn Moore, 33; Kendall Moore, 44; Michael Watts, 40; Mariah Shumucker, 23; and Heston Schumucker, 38, who sheriff’s officials said is a validated Skinhead gang member. All were booked into El Dorado County Jail and have been released on bond.
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