SPOKANE COUNTY—Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Task Force Detectives and investigators from the United States Postal Inspection Service arrested a man after investigators watched him try to pry open a post office box. Bart B. Bonebright, 27, was arrested on February 26.
The investigation started after a rash of mail theft complaints in and around the Regal Post Office during January and February, according to officials. USPS investigators also said there had been numerous parcel locker and post office box break-ins.
Officials said investigators saw Bonebright kneel by an outside blue collection box and then enter the Post Office lobby around 11:00 p.m. on February 26. Investigators said they moved in closer and saw Bonebright prying at a Post Office Box with a knife.
Bonebright arrested and searched. Officials said Bonebright was in possession of a white crystalline substance. The substance showed a presumptive positive result for the presence of methamphetamine when field tested, according to officials.
Bonebright was booked into the Spokane County Jail for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine.
The investigation into the mail theft complaints was ongoing.
Bonebright was being held on $30,000 bond for several additional charges stemming from earlier incidents.
In addition to the Possession of a Controlled Substance charge, he was being held for four counts of Trafficking of Stolen Property 1st Degree, four counts of Possession of Stolen Property 2nd Degree, Burglary 2nd Degree, Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree and misdemeanor charges of Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree and Theft 3rd Degree.