3 arrested for mail theft in Crow Wing County

Three people have been arrested for allegedly stealing mail and packages from people in Crow Wing County.

According to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, 36-year-old Donald Robert Scott Jr., 33-year-old Jared Bruce Borchert and 31-year-old Jennifer Ann Scott, all of Emily, were arrested Wednesday.

Mail theft reports began in December and continued until the trio was arrested, the sheriff's office said. Investigators were notified by Wright County authorities the suspects had been stopped in Wright County with mail in their possession from Crow Wing County, but they were released before Crow Wing authorities could stop them.

The suspects were traced back to Y-Knot Ranch Hotel in Emily. Investigators then conducted a traffic stop on the suspects and located various pieces of mail in the vehicle before executing a search warrant on their hotel room.

Authorities found W-2 tax documents, credit cards, driver's licenses, Amazon packages and meth, the sheriff's office said. In all, mail and packages from 114 residences were found in their possession, mostly from Crow Wing County residences. Some others from Cass, Aitkin and Itasca counties were also located.

The sheriff's office recommended people sign up for the informed delivery program from postal services to monitor their un-delivered mail.