El Paso County Sheriff's Office Deputies Arrest Prolific Mailbox Thief

May 24, 2024 - 3:30pm

On May 21, 2024, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division and CSPD TEU arrested 40-year-old Adam Turner on multiple felony charges related to a year-long mail theft operation which impacted the Meridian Ranch and Woodmen Hills neighborhoods in El Paso County.

Detectives identified Turner as a suspect from information provided by a family member of one of the victims. The investigation developed from January 2023 through May 2024, during which time detectives linked the suspect to a multitude of victims involving thefts from community mailboxes in El Paso County and several more in Parker, Colorado.

During the execution of a search warrant at Turner’s home, detectives found stolen mail, makeshift mailbox keys, narcotics, cash, designer jewelry, luxury timepieces, and other stored boxed merchandise. Additionally, they discovered stolen license plates and vehicle registrations, firearms, and hundreds of tools and toolboxes.

The number of recovered items was so extensive it required assets from the EPSO Evidence Unit, a rental moving truck, two vans, and four tow trucks to transport everything to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Evidence Facility.

“The thorough investigation and successful arrest of Adam Turner for his prolific actions highlight the impact my detectives have on disrupting criminal enterprises. My Office continues to hold criminals accountable, creating a safer community for everyone.” – El Paso County Sheriff Joseph Roybal

Adam Turner was booked into the El Paso County Jail on the following charges:

  • 25 counts of Money Laundering
  • 25 counts of Identity Theft
  • Two counts of Felony Theft

He is currently being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond.

If you or someone you know believes you are a victim of identity theft or mail theft, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

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