Kimberly Bird : Alleged package thief arrested by Stockton police

Kimberly Bird : Alleged package thief arrested by Stockton police

A woman was arrested in North Stockton on Sunday night on several outstanding warrants, and police say she’s also the person captured on surveillance video stealing packages from the home of a retired Stockton Police Department officer.

Kimberly Bird, a transient, was found at a residence in north Stockton and arrested on outstanding warrants, Stockton Police Officer Joseph Silva said — a misdemeanor warrant for commercial burglary and petty theft and a felony warrant for possession of narcotics, burglary and forgery. She was booked Sunday, he said, and remained in custody.

Police said the Dec. 11 theft was among a spate of package thefts in the Brookside West neighborhood. In this instance, the suspects drove by the U.S. mail carrier as she stopped in front of the victim’s house, took out a box and placed it on the porch. Six minutes later, the suspects stopped in front of the house, grabbed the package and ran, police say.

“Social media is a great investigative tool for law enforcement,” Silva said. “You’d be amazed the type of response we get from some of our tipsters when we release a video.”

  • Joseph L. Frechette

    I thought stealing mail, including packages, was a federal felony, not a misdemeanor.