Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith

Clallam deputies seek Bremerton couple wanted by postal inspectors

Deputies are seeking information about two people who are wanted on potential federal charges.

Postal Inspectors Jim Kilgallen and Nick Kuehn are attempting to locate Christopher J. Smith, 41, and Travis Louise Reyes, 45, in regard to burglarized post offices, fraud, ID theft and credit card theft, said the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.

Kilgallen has probable cause to arrest Smith for investigation of five counts of burglary to a Post Office(s) and Reyes for investigation of second-degree ID theft and second-degree theft, said Sgt. John Hollis in the press release issued Tuesday, July 14.

The pair already have spent time in the Clallam County jail.

They were held briefly after deputies arrested them for investigation of multiple counts of second-degree possession of stolen property, second-degree theft and second-degree identity theft on Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office said.

At 11:48 a.m. that day, deputies investigated a report of a stolen credit card being used for a campsite transaction on O’Brien Road.

The husband of the owner of the stolen credit card had traveled to the campground from out-of-town to investigate fraudulent charges on his wife’s credit card and was on scene when the deputy arrived, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The deputy detained both Reyes and Smith while conducting an initial investigation that eventually showed that the two Bremerton residents possessed two stolen credit cards and had conducted at least nine illegal retail transactions on the card, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Travis Reyes

Travis Reyes

They were booked in the Clallam County jail and released shortly after and given a date to appear in court.

The deputy obtained a telephonic search warrant from a Clallam County Superior Court judge for both the twosome’s tent and rental vehicle.

A search found six grams of suspected methamphetamine, a stolen back license plate from a local vehicle, a box of stolen business checks, multiple documents showing unrelated persons names and account numbers, multiple credit cards that the deputy considered to be stolen, multiple sets of labeled keys including master keys, some owned by the U.S. Post Office, a stack of blank access cards, five laptop computers and various items that were verified purchased with a stolen credit card, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call dispatchers at 360-417-2459, the Sheriff’s Office 360-417-2262 or leave an anonymous tip on the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office at www.clallam.net/sheriff/.

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