On Tuesday, May 09, 2017, at 430 AM, South Plainfield Police Department patrol units were notified by a passing motorist that they observed a group of men attempting to steal mail out of a US Post Office mailbox on the corner of Park Avenue and Caffery Terrace.
Patrol units arrived on scene and subsequently arrested Andrewaxe Verastegui-Munoz, 19, from Perth Amboy, NJ, along with two juvenile’s ages, 15 and 17, also of Perth Amboy, NJ. Found in their possession was a large amount of mail and a tool used to remove the mail from the mailbox.
Verastegui-Munoz was charged with two counts of employing a juvenile, theft, and possession of stolen property. Juvenile charges are pending.
The US Postal Inspectors Office was notified and will follow up this investigation.
For anyone who has any similar incidents or has any questions, please contact the South Plainfield Police Department at (908) 755-0700 or email Detective Sergeant Garrett Cassio at firstname.lastname@example.org.