Officers from the Yonkers Police Department conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Nepperhan Avenue and Morgan Street shortly after 8:45 p.m. on July 26. During the stop, the officer recognized one of the men in the vehicle, Jamie Guzman, who was wanted in connection to a mail theft and check washing scheme, police said.
Guzman was arrested following the stop and charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, identity theft, and grand larceny.
Police said the 30-year-old Bronx resident was wanted in connection to the recent rash of mail theft in the area. The arrest came following an investigation involving the Yonkers Police Department, the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, the United States Postal Inspection Services, and local law enforcement agencies. Guzman is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 8.
“This arrest continues to exhibit the Yonkers Police Department’s dedication to apprehending those responsible for these crimes against the residents of Yonkers,” Police Commissioner Charles Gardner stated. “Our officers’ initiative in identifying and arresting the perpetrator shows their steadfast commitment in ensuring that those responsible are brought before the criminal justice system.”
Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. added, “stemming mail theft and the identity theft that often accompanies it is an ongoing collaborative effort in Westchester County. We thank our partners in law enforcement: the Yonkers Police Department and United States Postal Inspection Service working with our Investigations Division for their continued commitment to securing safe mail service here in Westchester.”
Anyone with information regarding mail theft has been asked to contact the Yonkers Police Detective Division by calling (914) 377-7730. Anonymous tips can be sent by texting the keyword YPD plus the tip to 847411.
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