Warren County man indicted on charges stemming from residential mailbox thefts

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

Michael McKeever, 42, of Lebanon, faces 15 counts, five of them felonies

A Lebanon man has been indicted on theft charges after allegedly stealing mail out of residential mailboxes in early January.

A Warren County grand jury indicted Michael A. McKeever, 42, of Lebanon on 15 total counts of receiving stolen property. Three of the counts are fourth-degree felonies, two are fifth-degree felonies and 10 are first-degree misdemeanors. He also faces two misdemeanor counts of petty theft.

McKeever is free on a $5,000 bond and is scheduled for arraignment in Warren County Common Pleas Court on March 17.

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According to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell, McKeever allegedly was driving down the street in the Village Park Drive area between Jan. 1 and Jan. 4 and was taking mail from residential mailboxes on the curb.

On Jan. 4, McKeever was found in possession of numerous stolen items from Lebanon. One of the items reported stolen from a mailbox was a Bible that was shipped in an Amazon box, Fornshell said.

Fornshell said he does not think this incident was related to mail thefts from the large, blue collection boxes that have been reported in Dayton or Cincinnati.

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