A letter carrier pleaded not guilty today to charges that he stole mail along his Malden route, Malden police said.
Steven Bozzi, 36, was arraigned today in Malden District Court on five charges, including breaking into a depository (people’s mailboxes), possession of a burglarious instrument, and drug possession. He was released on $2,500 cash bail on the condition that he wear a GPS monitoring device, and is slated to return to court on June 3, a court clerk said.
Bozzi, a Malden resident, was arrested Saturday afternoon, according to Malden Police Detective Marc Gatcomb. Gatcomb declined further comment, saying the investigation is being overseen by the Middlesex district attorney’s office.
Bozzi’s arrest came on the heels of an announcement last week by US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz that a former mail sorter was sentenced in US District Court to a year of probation and a $789 fine for stealing mail.
Michael Gilman, 27, of Taunton worked at the postal service facility in Brockton. He was found to have opened and stolen the contents of at least 20 greeting cards — containing cash and gift cards — over a two-month period.Catalina Gaitan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.