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Man suspected of breaking into Lincoln mailboxes found asleep at the scene

Lance Hiscutt
Lance Hiscutt Lincoln Police Department

A man suspected of breaking into cluster mailboxes in a Lincoln neighborhood was arrested after he was found asleep at the crime scene.

Police received a report about 2 a.m. Monday from a resident who reported that someone was inside a vehicle parked in front of a mailbox cluster on Barrington Lane. Officers arrived and found 37-year-old Lance Hiscutt asleep in the vehicle, according to a Lincoln Police Department Facebook post. They also found that several mailboxes in the cluster had been forced open.

Inside the vehicle with Hiscutt were numerous pieces of mail from Placer and Sacramento counties, credit cards, checks and counterfeit currency, as well as approximately 15 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and tools that could have been used to force open the mailboxes, according to the release.

Hiscutt was booked into South Placer County Jail on suspicion of offenses including making or possessing counterfeit currency, possession of burglary tools and possession of a controlled substance.

The vehicle in which Hiscutt was found had been stolen in October, but because the vehicle owner would not cooperate with reporting procedures, Hiscutt was not booked for vehicle theft, the news release said.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy