Southlake Police continue to investigate a series of mail thefts.
Despite a pair of arrests, police along with the US Postal Inspector, continue to investigate reports of stolen mail around the city.
In late March, police arrested William Maglicco, 27, and Erica Gibson, 25, who faces several charges of fraudulent use and possession of identity information. As of May , both were still held in Tarrant County Jail. Gibson has a $17,005 bond and Maglicco a $10,000 bond.
Residents reported several cases of mail being stolen from mailboxes in March.
To being his investigation, Police Det. J. Sutton traced the use of stolen credit cards and used in-store cameras to secure a search warrant for a home in Watauga, where police found hundreds of pieces of stolen mail.
The arrests closed 21 cases of mail theft, but Southlake Assistant Police Chief James Brandon said the investigation is not over.
He said there were seven reported cases of mail theft in April, and as none in May as of the 28th.
Because the two suspects were in custody during other reported mail thefts, Brandon said there may be others involved, and the department continues to work with the U.S. Postal Inspector.
“This does not mean that’s the end of the investigation,” Brandon said. “The department is still working on it. The U.S. Postal Inspector is working on it.”
Leslie McClain, U.S. Postal Inspector public information officer, said via email that they do not comment on open investigations.
Those convicted of mail theft can face up to five years in prison.
The thefts were reported throughout the city, and the police department urges residents to retrieve their mail daily.
The department also offers a service where residents who will be absent from their homes for a period of time can sign up and police will be extra watchful of those houses.
Keller police said mail has been stolen in Keller, but did not have an exact number because they did not take reports, and turned the investigation over to the U.S. Postal Inspector.