Newport Police Catch Accused Mail Thief
The Newport Police Department thanked the many people who submitted tips and information on Wednesday when officers asked for assistance in finding a suspected mail thief.
Within hours the male, captured on surveillance camera and shown in an image posted to the department's Facebook page, was captured. Christopher Paul Dowell, 27, is in the Campbell County Detention Center where is charged with theft of mail matter. In 2014, jail records show that he faced heroin and PCP charges in Kenton County.
On Tuesday, December 22, the suspect was observed on video allegedly stealing mail from the front of houses on the east side of Newport after it was delivered.