A 20-year-old Carroll County man and two juveniles have been arrested and charged with stealing mail, much of it Christmas cards containing cash, postal officials said.
Guy Raymond Mettle Jr. of Westminster and the two juveniles, who were not identified, were charged with taking mail from the curbside mailboxes of 25 to 30 homes in the Westminster and Hampstead areas between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday, said postal inspector M. W. Vision. Another adult also is being sought. Residents told the police that a group had opened letters and thrown away their contents, keeping only cash.
More than 140 pieces of mail, all of which had been placed in the mailboxes for pickup, were recovered, Mr. Vision said.