Two New Mexico women arrested for mail theft in Greenlee County

Contributed Photo/Courtesy Greenlee County Sheriff’s Office: Brenda L. Romero, 31, left, and Ismelda T. Dominguez, 36, were arrested and booked into jail on charges relating to mail theft and possession of a dangerous drug.

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GREENLEE COUNTY – Two New Mexico women hailing from Silver City were arrested by Greenlee County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Thursday after the department followed up reports regarding mail theft. 

Brenda L. Romero, 31, and Ismelda T. Dominguez, 36, were both arrested and booked into the Greenlee County Jail on charges of burglary, theft, trespassing, possession of a dangerous drug (methamphetamine), and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a press release. 

Deputies responded to the York area along State Highway 75 on Thursday at about 10:47 a.m. regarding a vehicle with two occupants who were possibly stealing mail and packages, the release stated. 

Contributed Photo/Courtesy Greenlee County Sheriff’s Office: Brenda L. Romero, 31

During a traffic stop of the suspects’ vehicle, multiple pieces of mail and packages stolen from numerous victims were located. A drug dog alerted on the vehicle as well, and meth and drug paraphernalia, along with a “substantial” amount of cash was seized. The cash was placed into evidence until the source or owner is identified. 

Following the bust, deputies began a door-to-door canvass of every resident along SR75 from Bitter Creek Road to 3-Way to notify residents in the area of the situation and to see if there are any more victims. 

Contributed Photo/Courtesy Greenlee County Sheriff’s Office: Ismelda T. Dominguez, 36

According to the release, there have been isolated incidents of mail theft in the area for more than two years, however, there is not substantial information linking the two suspects to any other incidents at this time.

If anyone in the area believes they may have had their mail stolen, or if anyone has any other information regarding this case, contact the Greenlee County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 865-4149 or email to mailtheft@greenlee.az.gov. 

“We are taking this investigation very seriously and committing all resources possible to quickly resolve this matter,” said Greenlee County Sheriff Tim Sumner in the press release. 

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