A convicted felon is facing felony charges for allegedly stealing mail from an Orcutt neighborhood, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.
David Seviere, 44, was arrested in the early morning hours on June 19, according to Raquel Zick, sheriff’s public information officer.
Deputies were dispatched at about 2 a.m. to the area of Aiden Way and Via Steffron on a report of a man stealing mail, Zick said.
Upon arrival, they found Seviere near the neighborhood’s community mailboxes, she said.
“An investigation led to the discovery of stolen mail from several nearby neighborhood residents in Sevier’s vehicle, a blue in color lifted GMC Jimmy,” Zick said. “Additionally, keys modified to open mailboxes were located inside Seviere’s vehicle, as well as a stun gun.”
Seviere is a felon who is prohibited from possessing a stun gun, Zick added.
Seviere was taken into custody and booked in the Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of felony mail theft, and misdemeanor charges of possessing burglary tools, and being a felon in possession of a stun gun, Zick said.
Witnesses reported that Seviere had a female accomplice, but she was not located.
“Her involvement in the theft of the mail is suspected,” Zick added.
Deputies are seeking any video footage of the male or female suspect from doorbell cameras or home-surveillance systems in the area where the theft occurred.
Anyone with additional information is encourage to call the Santa Maria Sheriff’s Substation at 805.934.6150 or email Sr. Deputy Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org .