Two Watertown men charged with stealing mail from Lake Kampeska mailboxes

January 2, 2024

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Two men face charges for stealing mail in Watertown.

Police were alerted of the thefts late last week, after eyewitnesses reported seeing the suspects in a gray Chevy Trailblazer stealing mail from mailboxes around Lake Kampeska.

Officers found the suspect’s vehicle and stopped it in the 200-block of North Lake Drive.

The suspects, 27 year-old Thomas Breese and 24 year-old Jarid Armstrong, both of Watertown, had stolen hundreds of pieces of mail that included Christmas cards, packages and other personal mail.

Breese and Armstrong are facing petty theft charges on the state level, but the case has been turned over to the U.S. Postal Service for consideration of federal charges as well.