By Brentwood Police Department
A little after 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning, March 18, a resident called dispatch after seeing someone looking into mailboxes. The alert resident also noticed a vehicle parked in the wrong direction near the open mailboxes. This may not normally seem suspicious, but with the amount of mail theft that has been occurring and the early morning hour, our residents have been vigilant reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhoods!
Officers responded to the neighborhood and immediately noticed an unoccupied car matching the description. Where could the driver be?
Officers drove through the surrounding neighborhood, locating more open mailboxes, and spotted a car parked in a driveway with the dome light on. The garage door was also open. What could be going on here? As the officer approached the car he noticed that it had been rummaged through. He also noticed a car that was parked inside the garage had also been rummaged through.
The alert resident called back and said the thief had come back to their car and drove off! Officers jumped in their cars and quickly located the vehicle. Officers identified the driver as 32-year-old Scott Collier of Clayton. During the investigation, officers located approximately 20 pieces of stolen mail stuffed in Collier’s pant leg, stolen gas cards and suspected methamphetamine.
Collier was given a ride to jail and booked on burglary, possession of a controlled substance and multiple theft charges.
Thank you alert resident for calling us! Brentwood for the win!
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Remember, see something, say something!