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Bakersfield man indicted for burglarizing post office, other postal crimes

Posted at 2:40 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 17:40:55-04

FRESNO, Calif. — On Thursday, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against 39-year-old Steven Ray Martin, of Bakersfield, charging him with burglary of a U.S. Post Office, obstruction of correspondence, unlawful possession of a postal key, and possession of stolen mail.

According to court documents, on Dec. 2, 2018, Martin broke into the Corcoran Post Office where he stole mail and a cash register.

Two days after that, Martin stole from the Arvin Post Office.

On Jan. 8, 2019 Martin was found in possession of a postal key and hundreds of pieces of mail.

If convicted, Martin faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each of the burglary, obstruction of correspondence, and possession of stolen mail charges, and 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the unlawful possession of a postal key charge.