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Arrest of Mail Theft Suspects in Carlsbad

Mail stolen from residents in several North County cities

Carlsbad CA— Today, December 23, 2015, Officers from the City of Carlsbad Police Department learned a felony warrant suspect was staying in a local motel room located in the 700 block of Raintree Dr. The officers contacted two individuals inside the motel room, one of whom had a felony warrant for transportation of narcotics. The suspect, Glenn Snider, a 35 year-old transient from Riverside County, was taken into custody without incident.

Further investigation by Officers Adam Bentley and Cody Green resulted in the discovery of dozens of pieces of mail that appeared to have been stolen from residents from the cities of Encinitas, Oceanside, and San Marcos. Among the items of mail, officers discovered approximately twenty checks totaling more than $55,000 issued by the Semper Fi Fund that were addressed to veterans and service providers across the country.

The investigation resulted in the seizure of several tools and pieces of equipment used for fraudulently altering and manufacturing credit cards. It appeared the suspects were engaged in altering checks and credit cards to allow them to make fraudulent purchases while remaining undetected. Also seized were burglary tools and a small amount of methamphetamine.

Arrested with Snider was Alexis Pierce, 26 years old, also from Riverside County. Snider and Pierce were booked into Vista Detention Facility on multiple felony charges, including: possession of the identifying information of ten or more people, possession of altered credit cards, possession of equipment used to alter credit cards, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, conspiracy, and possession of methamphetamine.