Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean people are completely done stealing mail in the area. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting an intensive surveillance operation in various rural areas of Mendocino County due to recent mail thefts and reports of packages being stolen during the holiday season.
On 01-06-2019 at around 7:28 PM, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were able to conduct surveillance on suspects who had stolen mail from several locations on Boonville Road.
Jeannette Marie Long was stopped during a traffic enforcement stop at a gas station in the 1100 block of South State Street in Ukiah. Long was arrested during the traffic stop when she was found to be in possession of over ten articles of mail from multiple addresses on Boonville Road (located in the southern part of the Ukiah valley).
Long was also found to be in possession of a stun gun type device, which due to her being a convicted felon makes possession of it a felony criminal offense.
Long was ultimately arrested for mail theft, possession of stolen property, grand theft, being a felon in possession of a stun gun, violation of probation, and for driving with a suspended drivers license.
Long was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where she was to be held in lieu of $20,000.00 bail.