Walnut Creek Police and U.S. Postal Inspectors are investigating the recent activity of three Pittsburg residents arrested Thursday as they were seen leaving a residence under surveillance by officers.
Walnut Creek Police Officers were surveilling a residence in the 200 block of West Buchanan Road at approximately 4:20 p.m. in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant on Pittsburg resident Amanda Bruntz for identity theft and burglary. Bruntz was seen leaving the residence in a vehicle, police said, and the car was subsequently pulled over and Bruntz arrested.
At the time of her arrest, Bruntz was also allegedly in possession of additional items of identity theft. With her in the car were Joshua Tanasescu and Michael Woodmansee, officers said. Tanasescu had a warrant for his arrest for auto theft and was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance. Woodmansee was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and burglary tools, according to investigators.
Probable cause was developed to believe Bruntz and Woodmansee were involved in mail theft and the United State Postal Inspection Service was called to the location to assist in the search for further evidence. A search warrant was served at the residence and large amounts of mail from throughout the county was allegedly recovered, along with additional instrumentalities of identity theft and personal identifying information of others.
All three subjects were arrested for the above listed charges with additional charges pending review by the District Attorney.