On Monday, Jan. 6, 29-year-old Highland resident Jorge Hernandez was arrested for mail package theft following a report by another Highland resident.

According to a sheriff’s department press release, at 1:33 p.m. deputies from the Highland Sheriff's Station responded to a call in reference to a suspect, identified as Jorge Hernandez, stealing packages from the victim's mailbox on the 7700 block of Elm Street.

According to the report, the victim observed Hernandez stealing their packages and obtained a license plate of his vehicle, a red Chevy minivan. The victim confronted Hernandez and recovered their property.

Deputies located Hernandez and the vehicle at his residence in the city of Highland. Hernandez was arrested and booked at Central Detention Center on charges of P.C. 530.5(e) - Mail / Package Theft.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Highland Police/Sheriff’s Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at wetip.com.


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Funny. When we had video of our neighbor accepting our package and placing it in his vehicle, I called the Highland Police, showed them the video and was told "it's ok, just call Amazon and they will deliver another item to you for free." I told the deputy, "No, what our neighbor did, is called theft. It's been 3 days and I want my package back." I was then told to "call the non-emergency number and a deputy will assist me." I don't know which deputy took this couples report, but good job to them. We finally found a deputy that would "assist" us and we did finally, get our package back.

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