Placitas man arrested for mailbox thefts

Placitas mailbox thefts arrest
A Placitas man has been arrested for breaking into mailboxes police say.

PLACITAS, N.M. (KRQE) – Sandoval County deputies have arrested a man they believe was breaking in to mailboxes in Placitas.

After reports of thefts at community mailboxes, deputies served a search warrant on the home of the suspect, 38-year-old Charlie Turnbow.

After looking through his trash, they found stolen mail as well as stolen property.

Turnbow is charged with felony criminal damage.

Deputies are investigating whether he is involved in other crimes in the area. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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