Kilgore woman arrested for stealing mail

KILGORE (KYTX) -- A woman faces multiple charges after police say she stole mail from a home in the area of Inwood and Edgewood streets. 

Officers were called to the neighborhood on Saturday. After getting a vehicle description they were able to stop 31-year-old Rashunda Renee Butler of Kilgore. She was reportedly found with the stolen mail along with marijuana and other drugs. Butler was booked into the Kilgore Municipal Jail for mail theft and drug charges. 

Kilgore Police say it's a common practice to steal mail fom residential mail boxes. They advise you to place all outgoing mail in the USPS large blue mail receptacles or take it directly to the post office. 

Police also say it is not a safe to place the mail in an unsecure mail box in front of your home. With the red flag in the up position this advertises box has outgoing mail to everyone and many criminals are well aware of this.


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