El Dorado County Sheriff Arrests Seven in Alleged Mail Thefts
● By Steven Jack
Clockwise from top left: Aman Izzatt, Jarrod Izatt, Mariah Schmucker, Heston Schmucker, Dawn Moore, Kendall Moore and Michael Watts. (Photos courtesy of the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office)
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has made several arrests in dozens of recent local mail thefts.
Sheriff’s Deputies served several search warrants on April 16 and 21 at locations in El Dorado County, arresting seven people in all. The Sheriff’s Office believes the suspects are responsible for the majority of thefts in El Dorado County that have taken place in the past six months.
On April 16 deputies served two search warrants in the San Joaquin Valley area. Located during the searches were stolen mail packages, checks, bank account information, social security numbers and related personal information needed to open bank accounts.
It is estimated there were 30 to 50 victims associated with this case, stemming from mail thefts in El Dorado County. Arrested that day were Aman Izzatt, 28, and Jarrod Izatt, 33, both of Tracy. Both remain in custody at the El Dorado County Jail.
On April 21, Sheriff’s Detectives served a warrant in the 1600 block of Beals Road in Placerville. They found large amounts of stolen mail, a stolen laptop, two stolen firearms associated with a burglary in Butte County, methamphetamine, marijuana, and Oxycodone pills. At least 100 mail theft victims are estimated to be associated with this second raid.
Arrested were Mariah Schmucker, 23, Heston Schmucker, 38, Dawn Moore, 33, Kendall Moore, 44 and Michael Watts, 40. All have been released from the El Dorado County jail after posting bond.