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Police: Oroville man arrested for mail theft

An Oroville man was arrested after Chico Police said he was caught by residents breaking into a community mailbox Tuesday evening.

Posted: Apr 22, 2020 11:29 AM

CHICO, Calif. – An Oroville man was arrested after Chico Police said he was caught by residents breaking into a community mailbox Tuesday evening.

Chico police said they received reports of a man stealing mail from the community mailbox at 1450 Springfield Drive. A citizen told officers she witnessed the theft and reported the suspects left in a black sedan.

Suspects were located by police in an adjacent neighborhood with the help of residents.

26-year-old Sean Smiley, of Oroville, was identified to be the suspect, he was found to be in possession of stolen mail, burglary tools, illegal drugs, and drug paraphernalia, according to Chico police.

Smiley was arrested and booked into the Butte County Jail, another suspect was identified and released at the scene.

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