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Mail thieves caught in Joplin

Jasper County Sheriff’s office caught a couple of mail thieves. After the arrested the released the following press statement:

“On January 26th, 2023 at approximately 2:00 p.m. Jasper County Deputies were dispatched to the area Fleece Lane and North Peace Church Ave in Joplin in reference to a suspicious vehicle that was stopping in front of several houses. The caller gave a vehicle description and license plate to the dispatcher.

Jasper County Detectives who were in the area recognized the vehicle description as a vehicle they were
looking for in several reports of stolen mail. Detectives located the vehicle at Casey’s in Briarbrook of Carl

During the investigation, multiple items of mail were located in the vehicle with various different
addresses. The driver, Emily Sturgis, 30, of Joplin and passenger, Aaron Blake, 27, of Joplin were taken into
custody and charges of stealing are being sent to the Jasper County Prosecutor for review. The owners of the
stolen mail will be contacted by detectives.”

Mail robber 1
Emily Sturgis, 30
mail robber 2
Aaron Blake, 27

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