Hanford police recovered hundreds of pieces of mail Wednesday from a 2014 identity theft case.
Around 1:05 p.m., a Hanford police officer spotted a gold 2001 Jeep Cherokee parked in the 800 block of South Harris Street. Police said the officer recognized the driver as Robert Dorame, 32 of Hanford, from prior encounters and arrests.
Police said Dorame was on probation for vehicle theft and possessing stolen property. The officer searched the Jeep and found burglary and vehicle theft tools including bolt cutters, a pry bar and shaved keys.
The search also uncovered a bag with a passport and hundreds of pieces of mail belonging to victims of a prior identity theft case. Lt. George Hernandez said all of the mail apparently came from the same residence.
“The guy said he found it in the trash can,” Hernandez said.
Hernandez said police contacted the victims and returned the mail to them. It’s not yet clear whether any of the recovered mail is related to the 2014 identity theft case. He said he victims were not aware of the missing mail and did not know how Dorame got so much of it.
Police said Dorame was also under the influence of methamphetamine and was in possession of the drug and paraphernalia.
Dorame was arrested and booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of the following misdemeanors: Possession of personal identification information with intent to defraud, receiving stolen property worth less than $950, possession of burglary tools, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail is set at $55,000.