Early last Saturday morning, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a member of the South Pasadena Police Department observed a white BMW traveling at over 80 m.p.h. northbound on the 110 freeway.
A traffic stop was initiated and the female driver was found to have an outstanding felony warrant for grand theft auto.
An inventory search of the rented BMW found over 200 pieces of U.S. mail not addressed to the driver, which officers believe to be stolen. Officers also found dozens of blank credit cards, a credit card embossing machine, multiple mailbox keys for multi-unit housing complexes, several stolen driver’s licenses and other tools commonly used to commit thefts.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (Pasadena field office) was notified of the arrest and they are responding to the South Pasadena Police Department to assist and ultimately assume the lead of this large investigation.
The person arrested was identified as Marisa Rae Delgado (D.O.B. 08/31/89). She is a resident of the Highland Park area of Los Angeles and has been arrested in the past for crimes including automobile and identity theft. Each of those cases was filed with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.