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Woman found with mail stolen from 60+ homes in Monett area

MONETT, Mo. - Police arrest a woman who was found with stolen mail from dozens of homes.

On Sunday morning, September 22nd, Monett Police were told by a number of community members that they saw something out of the ordinary with numerous mailboxes. Police were also given a description of a suspicious vehicle in those areas.

Authorities say they found a vehicle matching the description leaving the area and contacted the driver.

Monett police officers found stolen mail from more than 60 homes in Monett, along with other areas outside of Monett including Purdy and Verona.

Police arrested the driver, a 36-year-old woman from Pierce City. Authorities are requesting charges from the Barry County Prosecutor's Office.

The mail that was recovered came from the following areas: 1st Ave., 3rd St., 8th St., Atwell Acres, Benton, Chapel, Crestview Dr., County St, Dairy, Dianne Lane, Eisenhower, Hickory, High, Lakewood, Linden, Logan, Morgan, Oakdale Ln., Old Orchard Drive, Opal, Pleasant, Pryor, Scott, Sunset, and Wellington.

The recovered mail was returned to the United States Postal Service for redelivery. If you were expecting mail Saturday, the delivery may be missing or delayed during redelivery. You can report mail theft, tampering, or vandalism to your local law enforcement agency or the United States Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact the Monett Police Department at 417-235-4241 or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-635-8477.
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