Placitas man arrested for mailbox thefts

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.

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