Perris: Mail Theft and Fraud Investigation Leads to Two Arrests


On Friday, January 13, 2017, deputies assigned to the Perris Sheriff Station’s Special Enforcement Teams conducted a probation search at a residence located in the 20000 block of Markham Street, in the unincorporated area of Perris known as Mead Valley.

During the search, deputies located over 800 pieces of stolen mail belonging to over 267 victims from Mead Valley, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Riverside and several other nearby surrounding cities. Deputies also located over one hundred “personal profiles,” which contained the victims’ personal information such as names, date of birth, address, social security numbers, and credit card numbers.

Additionally, deputies located a sawed-off shotgun, a loaded rifle, a stolen off-road motorcycle, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.

Jerold “Kenny” Alford, 53 year-old from Mead Valley, was arrested for ex-felon in possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition. Silottakone Chanthavong, 39 year-old from Mead Valley, was arrested for possession of stolen property, possession of an expandable baton, possession of methamphetamine, and violation of probation. Both were booked at the Southwest Detention Center.

This investigation is on-going. Any other questions, comments or pertinent information involving this case can be forwarded to Deputy Wilson or Deputy Cardinale at the Perris Sheriff Station at (951) 210-1000, or by email at