A resident of the 400 block of Rockaway Beach Avenue called police shortly after 7 a.m. on Dec. 22 to report mailboxes in the neighborhood were suspiciously open. That observation led to the arrest of two men, said Capt. Chris Clements of the Pacifica Police Department.
The caller also told police of finding a large pile of discarded mail near Rockaway Beach and Fassler avenues.
Pacifica police searched the area and found two men in a parked gray GMC
Yukon on Copeland Street. They
had about 100 pieces of mail, packages and holiday cards addressed to 20 homes in Pacifica, Clements said.
Michael Xavier Garcia, 29, of Milpitas, and Tanner Massey, 25, of Richmond, were arrested, Clements said.
Massey was arrested for mail theft, possession of stolen property, conspiracy and opening mail without consent. Garcia was arrested for mail theft, possession of stolen property, conspiracy and for being a convicted felon in possession of a stun gun. Both were released on their own recognizance with a court appearance date, Clements said.
Pacifica Police Department is collaborating with the U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office in this investigation. Anyone with information should contact detectives at the Pacifica Police Department at (650) 738-7314 and refer to case No. 20-3795.