Two people are arrested after allegedly stealing mail.

Yesterday deputies were dispatched to Highway 83 near St. Clair after a citizen reported seeing a male and female in a small black convertible at his mailbox. The citizen had the flag up on his mailbox, so the mail carrier could pick up mail left inside to be delivered. The mailbox was left open and the card was gone when he checked.

A Mankato Police Officer monitoring radio traffic located the suspect vehicle in the Walmart parking lot a short time after the call came in. 26-year-old Miguel Angel Carreon Balderas of Owatonna and 21- year-old Danae Aliza Lujan of Blooming Prairie were arrested on multiple charges including mail theft.

Additional investigation has uncovered other potential victims in multiple jurisdictions. Deputies and investigators continue efforts to contact impacted citizens and area law enforcement agencies with an interest in the suspects.

Anyone feeling they are a victim should report the incident to their local law enforcement agency. The Sheriff’s Office encourages citizens to protect themselves against mail theft by depositing outgoing mail in secure receptacles and taking mail out of their mailbox as soon as it is received.