A Gray woman was arrested Saturday and faces charges after police say she was driving a stolen car and in possession of stolen mail.
Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies responded about 1 p.m. Friday to a call of a suspicious vehicle attempting to access postal service mailboxes.
According to authorities, a witness gave a 911 dispatcher a description of the car, which the police used to identify the registered owner.
After an investigation, the police discovered that the vehicle was stolen from a seasonal home in Bridgton recently. This information was shared among other police agencies.
At approximately 2:35 p.m. Saturday, a deputy patrolling Gray saw the vehicle with occupants matching the description of those involved in the theft.
The deputy stopped the vehicle, identified the occupants and retrieved items in the vehicle associated with mail thefts. Subsequently, the deputy arrested and charged the occupants of the car.
Heather Smith, 38, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft and various traffic offense, as she did not possess an active driver’s license.
The passenger, 37-year-old Christopher Willey of South Paris, was charged with possession of methamphetamine.
The investigation is still pending, police said, noting additional charges may be added at a later time.