Minutes after being released from Whatcom County Jail, a Bellingham woman was found across the street at the U.S. Post Office after reportedly having stolen a Postal Service uniform and the keys to a USPS truck.
Bellingham Police cited Charne S. Langdon, 25, for first-degree trespassing on Tuesday, May 18, Lt. Claudia Murphy told The Bellingham Herald in an email.
Officers were called at 12:19 a.m. to the Prospect Street Post Office for the report that an unauthorized woman had gotten in a USPS truck, Murphy reported.
Officers arrived and found Langdon in the truck’s driver’s seat, and she refused to get out, according to Murphy. Officers also learned that Langdon reportedly had gone into the building, entered an employee-only area, stole a USPS shirt and high viability vest, put them on, stole the keys to the truck and started carrying around packages as if she worked there before getting into the truck.
Langdon was cited by summons, Murphy reported, and USPS representatives did not wish to pursue theft charges.