Local Woman Facing Mail Theft Charges

Chilliwack:  Amanda Sharon Paulen, 30, of Chilliwack is facing charges of Theft from Mail, Mischief Under $5000, and Possession of a Break-in Instrument after being arrested by RCMP on September 15, 2015.  Paulen has been released from custody pending a court appearance in December.

The charges stem from a police investigation initiated on September 1st when RCMP received a report of a break and enter to an apartment block in the 46600 block Yale Road.  Evidence gathered by investigators of the Chilliwack Crime Reduction Unit linked the suspect to damaged mail boxes and stolen mail from inside of the building.

“Police remain proactive in their approach to investigating and arresting those responsible for the theft of mail in our community.   Together with our partners from Canada Post we remind the public to pick up your mail daily to help prevent the theft of mail,” said Cpl. Mike Rail.

As always anyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature is encouraged to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).