By Christy McLeap

According to Riverside County sheriff’s deputies, five arrests were made after a mail-theft investigation and a probation check at two homes in the Perris area.

Press Enterprise reports, 23 year-old Marielena Villareal, of Nuevo, was arrested on suspicion of felony identity theft. 33 year-old Martin Guevara, of Perris, on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, ammunition and methamphetamine. 27 year-old Luis Alberto Perez, of Perris, was arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, and 42 year-old Eduardo Rodriguez, of Nuevo, was arrested on suspicion of mail theft.

Sheriff’s officials say the fifth person, Sherry Brennan, who was already in custody at Robert Presley Detention Center on other unrelated charges, is now facing charges of check fraud.

According to sheriff’s officials, a search warrant was served Thursday, February 2, in unincorporated Perris, at a home in the 20000 block of Santa Rosa Mine Road. Where such items as stolen checks and credit cards were found.  “Personal profiles,” including victims’ names, Social Security numbers and  dates of birth were also found.

The investigation also led officials to another home in Nuevo, in the 22000 block of Palomar Road. Authorities conducted a probation check at that location and found items from more than 50 victims, including stolen mail, checks, and credit cards from victims mainy in the Hemet, Menifee and Perris area.


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