Mail Theft and Identity Theft Suspects Arrested While Under the Influence of Opioids and in Possession of Burglary Tools

Case#: 20-000638


Chico, CA: On Tuesday, 01/28/2020 at approximately 10:00 AM, Chico Police Officers responded to the Wal-Mart parking lot in Chico regarding subjects injecting heroin and losing consciousness inside of a parked white colored Toyota Scion.  Police officers arrived and contacted the occupants, MATHEW MACDONALD (30) and MARIAH HALVORSON (28).  Officers observed narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia in the vehicle.  Upon further investigation, Officers located hundreds of items of mail, including; tax information, credit card information, and bank statements, from addresses spanning from Sutter County to Shasta County.  MACDONALD and HALVORSON were found to be in possession of burglary tools, including master mailbox keys.  The suspects and their vehicle were linked to additional reports of mail theft and bank fraud throughout the North State area.  MacDonald and Halverson were arrested for the following crimes:

Possession of ID of 10 Or More Persons with Intent to Defraud

Possession of Known Stolen Property

Possession of Controlled Substance:  Heroin


Possession of Burglary Tools

Any additional witnesses and victims with information pertinent to the on-going investigation are encouraged to contact the Chico Police Department and reference investigation 20-000638.

Location:           Wal-Mart, Chico

Victim:               Withheld

Suspects:         Mathew MacDonald and Mariah Halvorson

Supervisor:       Sgt. Dane Gregory

Commander:    Cmdr. Billy Aldridge

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