A 911 call for help in Loomis led to an unlikely arrest.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office reports in a Facebook post that on Wednesday deputies received a 911 call requesting them to help get a car started on Wayland Road.
The deputy responding found a large pile of mail belonging to others on the seats and floorboards of the car. Also, their car was parked next to a pried-open mail box, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
The suspects had lost their keys and could not start their car, authorities said.
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Marvin Lyles, 40, of Oakland, Jeromeia Franklin, 37, of Sacramento and Mesha Cooper, 37, of Sacramento, were arrested and charged with felony mail theft.
The trio were booked at the South Placer Jail. Lyles’ and Cooper’s bail is set at $20,000 each and Franklin’s is set at $65,000, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Anthony Sorci: 916-321-1051.