10/10/2017 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – United States Magistrate Judge Silvia Carreño-Coll authorized a criminal complaint against Christian Joel Encarnación-Sandoval, charging him with theft of mail, said U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez for the District of Puerto Rico. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service in charge of the investigation.
According to the criminal complaint, on October 7, 2017 Postal Inspectors where informed by Postal Management that at Cargo Force (a facility at San Juan Airport that unloads US mail from incoming planes) an individual, later identified as Encarnación-Sandoval was found to be in possession of four power generators stolen from the mail stream.
Postal Inspectors were notified that there was suspicious activity in the loading dock. When the officials arrived, found Encarnación-Sandoval shirtless, acting suspiciously and with nervous behavior. The officials observed one generator on the front passenger of the defendant’s car and two generators on the rear passenger seat of the vehicle. The generators were in sealed boxes that had US Postage Validated Imprint indicating that they are US mail. There was another parcel containing a generator in the trunk of the car.
If convicted defendant faces up to five years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine, as well as a period of supervised release of not more than three years. A criminal complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc S. Chattah has been assigned to prosecute this case