LA PINE, Ore. (AP) — A La Pine couple is facing mail theft and other charges in connection with stealing Christmas gifts and other items from area mailboxes.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s officials said Saturday that 51-year-old Randy D. Wise and 34-year-old Angela K. Wise face charges including mail theft, endangering the welfare of a minor, and possession of a controlled substance.

After numerous reports of mail theft in the La Pine area, deputies secured a search warrant and searched the couple’s home on Christmas Eve. Authorities recovered several stolen mail items, including Christmas gifts.

After processing, the stolen items were returned to the victims by deputies.

Randy Wise was already in jail on a probation violation. Angela Wise was arrested at the home after the search, though she was later released.

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