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* Kathleen Polito Of Hillsborough Arrested For Stealing Mail

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A 40-year-old woman on parole for identity theft was arrested in Hillsborough Tuesday on multiple charges after officers found stolen mail inside her vehicle, police said Wednesday.Police went to the area of Hayne Road and Barbara Way at about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a woman crying in the street and found Kathleen Lynne Polito, of Daly City. Polito told the responding officer she couldn’t find her car, police said. When the officer located her vehicle, he allegedly found more than 50 pieces of stolen mail inside, according to police. Additionally, Polito, who is on active parole for identity theft, was in possession of atropine prescribed to another person, police said.A subsequent investigation revealed Polito was allegedly walking along neighborhood streets and stealing mail from curbside mailboxes when she became disoriented and couldn’t find her way back to her car, police said.She was arrested for possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and for an outstanding warrant out of Pacific for resisting arrest and contributing the delinquency of a minor, police said.

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