Connect with us


Clovis Police Arrest Mail Theft and Fraud Ring Members



Stolen Clovis Mail
Stolen mail collected by Clovis police during Wednesday's arrests of five people. (Clovis Police Department)
Share with friends


Clovis police detectives are working to return stolen mail to residents in three cities after nabbing a theft and fraud ring on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said they were aided by a resident who had video surveillance of mail being stolen Wednesday morning.

Detectives recognized a person in the video and obtained search warrants for a house in Fresno and another in Biola, the Clovis Police Department said in a news release.

Five People Arrested

Collected during the searches: two handguns, property that allegedly had been purchased fraudulently, and stolen mail from the Clovis, Fresno, and Kerman.

Detectives arrested five people: Mailee Xiong, 34, of Clovis; Xai Xiong, 31, and Rosie Her, 36, of Fresno, and Yee Vang, 33, and Neng Vang, 40 of Biola.

Clovis police had previously arrested Mailee and Xai Xiong on Jan. 30 for mail theft and possession of burglary tools.

Of the five arrested Wednesday, just Vang remains in jail due to a felony firearm charge.

The department says it is working with U.S. Postal Service inspectors to crack down on mail theft.

How to Protect Your Mail

USPS offers Informed Delivery. The service allows you to digitally view greyscale images of the exterior, address side of letter-sized mailpieces, and track packages.

You can sign up for Informed Delivery at this link.

Clovis police also remind residents to report mail theft when it occurs and call to report suspicious activity immediately, 24 hours a day.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

Continue Reading
Advertisement GVwire