Case Name: U.S. v. Tayson Adam Hidalgo
Court Number: 16-cr-00319
Defendant’s Name: Tayson Adam Hidalgo
Custody Status: Hidalgo was arrested the morning of Thursday, October 20, 2016 and appeared before a United States Magistrate Judge that afternoon for his initial appearance. Hidalgo was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.
Case Summary: Hidalgo was a postal employee that failed to deliver mail from his route, instead stored it in his apartment and vehicle. Approximately 26,000 pieces of undelivered mail were recovered.
Questions and Answers
Will I receive the mail back? The mail will begin to be shipped to its intended recipients on November 8, 2016, after the November 7, 2016 Town Hall Meeting.
Do I need to provide documentation? After receiving and reviewing returned mail, if indeed you were affected and receive mail that was delayed, if you believe you have suffered economic loss, keep the mail that pertains to that loss and any other documentation you have that proves the loss. Such information will be needed to determine restitution, if applicable.
Has my credit been affected? We do not have reason to believe the defendant was stealing mail for his personal gain as less than 1% was found to be opened, rifled, or destroyed.
A Town Hall meeting will be held at 6:00 pm, November 7th in the Sterling Middle School Auditorium, 1177 Pawnee Ave, Sterling, CO 80751. Town Hall Meeting attendees will be briefed about the investigation, victim notification, and when the seized mail will be returned to its intended recipients.
You can also contact the Department of Justice's Mega Victim Case Center at 844-527-5299