RAYNHAM — Chief James Donovan reports that the Raynham Police Department charged two men with stealing mail and packages from residential mailboxes this week.
JORGE DEANDRADE, AGE 30, OF BROCKTON and RAYMOND LACASSE, AGE 31, OF RAYNHAM, were both charged with Larceny Over $250 and will be issued summonses to be arraigned at a later date. In addition, DEANDRADE was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
On Wednesday, Sept. 4, at approximately 1:50 a.m., a Raynham Police officer was on routine patrol on North Main Street in the area of Center Street.
The officer noticed two men walking from Center Street toward North Main Street. As the officer continued down the road he noticed that a mailbox had been knocked from its post and was left on the ground about 50 feet away.
In recent weeks there have been reports of mailboxes in the area being damaged and destroyed.
The officer turned his cruiser around and went to speak with the two men walking down the street, later identified as DEANDRADE and LACASSE.
Both men were wearing Disney Fast Pass bracelets and could not explain where they got them.
Through the subsequent investigation, it was determined that DEANDRADE had an outstanding warrant and he was placed under arrest. In searching DEANDRADE, officers found a Disney booklet in his back pocket with three Disney credit cards inside that were not his.
LACASSE was found to have a box from the Dollar Shave Club in his pocket.
Following the booking process, a piece of mail was found in DEANDRADE’S shoe belonging to a Lakeview Drive resident.
Later in the day, Raynham Police successfully returned the credit cards and bracelets to their proper owners.
“This was great police work and I’m glad we were able to return the stolen property to their rightful owners,” Chief Donovan said.
The incident remains under investigation and DEANDRADE and LACASSE could face additional charges.
Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of mail theft or vandalism is asked to call Raynham Police at 508-824-2716.
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.