Postal Car in Residential District

Postal Car in Residential District (Photo credit: Johnny Habell)

Piedmont Police Honors Letter Carrier For Helping Stop Home Burglary Suspects

June 04, 2018 - 10:38 am

PIEDMONT (KCBS Radio) - Piedmont police will honor letter carrier Nestor Quilates on Monday for helping police arrest suspects after a home burglary.

Quilates was delivering mail for the U.S. Postal Service on May 15 when he saw two men coming out of a house on Grand Avenue carrying a suitcase and a duffel bag.

He knew the homeowner, who was in the hospital, and "sensed something was wrong," the postal service said in a news release. 

Quilates took down the license plate number of the vehicle and called police. Police arrived and determined the house had been burglarized.

Neighbors provided security video showing the suspects leaving the house and police then arrested the suspects and returned the items to the home.

Quilates will be honored at a ceremony during the Piedmont City Council meeting on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at 120 Vista Way.

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