A Baton Rouge man was arrested by Slidell Police Friday (July 8, 2022) afternoon for being in possession of numerous stolen checks (taken from a U.S. Postal Service mailbox), a stolen vehicle, and numerous narcotics and weapons charges.
Slidell Police Detective Ben Williams observed 21-year-old Rashawn Robinson-Mills of Baton Rouge pulling a pistol from his waistband, while leaving a gas station. Robinson-Mills got into a 2016 Dodge Challenger, which was stolen and had a switched license plate. When stopped, Robinson-Mills was found to be in possession of 50+ stolen checks, which were taken from a U.S. Postal Service mailbox in the Baton Rouge area. In addition, Robinson-Mills had an outstanding warrant from Pascagoula for fraud-related charges.
Unsurprisingly, Robinson-Mills was arrested. The charges were illegal possession of stolen things over $25K (stolen vehicle), illegal carrying of weapons, illegal carrying of weapons in the presence of a CDS, possession of Schedule II CDS, possession of Schedule I CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia, switched license plate, unlawful production, manufacturing, distribution or possession of fraudulent documents for identification purpose, access device fraud, and fugitive.
Due to several mail thefts recently from U.S. Postal service mailboxes, federal authorities were contacted and are expected to file additional charges against Robinson-Mills.