Two Men Accused of Stealing Mail from 250+ South Bay Residents

Timothy Reinert, left, and David Zumr, right are accused of stealing mail from hundreds of South Bay residents.
Timothy Reinert, left, and David Zumr, right are accused of stealing mail from hundreds of South Bay residents.
By Bay City News: 
Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police arrested two men last month found with mail stolen from over 250 South Bay residents, police reported this week.

The arrests were made after officers saw two suspicious men loitering in the parking lot of Downing Oak Shopping Center in the 15000 block of Union Avenue around 4:15 a.m. on Jan. 23, police said.

The officers who approached the men recovered numerous amounts of stolen mail, and investigators in turn linked the mail to residents from the Los Gatos, Campbell, Saratoga and San Jose areas, according to police.

Victims of the theft will be notified through a letter from the police department with instructions on how to claim their mail no later than Feb. 7, police said.

The men were identified as San Jose residents David Zumr, 47, and Timothy Reinert, 23, who were both booked on charges of possession of stolen property, possession of methaphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Detectives are now working to develop leads that may link the men to other mail thefts and crimes.    

To prevent mail thefts, police advise people to promptly pick up their mail, consider purchasing a locking mailbox if they don't have one, and contact their local post office to hold their mail if they will be absent from their home for a long period of time. Anyone with more information on the suspects is asked to contact Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police Detective Bryan Paul at (408) 827-3213.

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Dean February 03, 2014 at 08:25 PM
Marilyn Leonard February 03, 2014 at 08:51 PM
Hopefully they were the only two. There has been a lot of mail theft in the area lately.
Ed Dee February 04, 2014 at 10:42 AM
Can't wait to get my mail back, and send them the bill for my mailbox they mangled... ...on Christmas eve. Merry Christmas, bad guys!


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