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Three men arrested, charged with stealing mail

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Legend Terrance Davis, 20, and Nathan Romar Arnold, 23, both of Rochester, NY, and Blake Montel Crayon, 27, of Willoughby, OH, were arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession of a US Postal Service key and theft of mail. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Katelyn M. Hartford, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, since January 2023, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Rochester office has been investigating a string of robberies involving the theft of postal mailbox keys. According to the complaint, early this morning, October 2, 2023, Postal Inspectors were headed to investigate a report that a blue USPS collection box across from the Brighton Station Post Office had been opened. On the way, they noticed two individuals walking in the direction of the Greece Post Office on Latta Road. The descriptions of those two individuals matched descriptions of suspects in previous robberies. A short time later, the Postal Inspectors noticed mail scattered on the ground near a Greece Post Office collection box. A review of video surveillance showed that the two suspects who allegedly robbed the collection box appeared to be the same ones that were seen walking down Latta Road.

Subsequently, at approximately 2:35 a.m. this morning, three collection boxes at the Jefferson Road Post Office were being robbed. At that time, Postal Inspectors conducting surveillance approached with lights and sirens. Defendants Davis and Arnold ran away but were apprehended following a brief foot chase. A third defendant, Crayon, who was driving the getaway car, was also taken into custody.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Inspector in Charge Ketty Larco-Ward, Boston Division, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Todd Baxter, and the Greece Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Wood.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  


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Barbara Burns


Updated October 3, 2023