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Mail thief arrested in West Central

SPOKANE, Wash. - On the afternoon of Saturday, December 16th, Spokane Police arrested 32-year-old Sarha Hollowell when she was found to have several pieces of stolen mail, and several checks addressed to her that were suspected of being forged.

A citizen reported seeing Hollowell walking from mail box to mail box in the West Central neighborhood, looking through the contents and taking pieces of mail from some of them. 

Officers confronted Hollowell and learned that she already had a warrant for a previous theft incident, and she was taken into custody and booked into jail. 

Along with the stolen mail and allegedly forged checks, Hollowell was also found to have Methamphetamine. 

SPD Corproal Van Tassel released this statement about the situation: 

This arrest ended a one person crime wave that victimized and affected numerous people. This is a great example of how an alert citizen can make a huge difference. This arrest would not have been possible without the witness calling in and staying on the phone to direct Police to where Hollowell was at.