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Maine woman accused of stealing mail arrested driving stolen car

December 19, 2022
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GRAY — A Maine woman was arrested Saturday and faces charges after police say she was driving a stolen car and in possession of stolen mail.

On December 16th, 2022, at approximately 1:00 p.m., deputies from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s office responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle attempting to access postal service mailboxes.

According to authorities, a witness gave a 911 dispatcher a description of the car, which the police used to identify the registered owner.

At approximately 2:35 p.m., on Saturday, a deputy patrolling Gray saw the vehicle with occupants matching the description of those involved in the theft.

The deputy stopped the vehicle, identified the occupants and retrieved items in the vehicle associated with mail thefts. Subsequently, the deputy arrested and charged the occupants of the car.

Heather Smith, 38, from Gray, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft, and various traffic offense, as she did not possess an active driver’s license.

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