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Police: Anchorage woman arrested after stolen mail found in stolen car

An Anchorage woman has been charged with vehicle theft after police say she stole a car and multiple people's mail before being arrested on Saturday.

In a written statement, the Anchorage Police Department said that on June 3, a 2015 Nissan Rogue was reported stolen at Planet Fitness on West Dimond Boulevard. The car keys had been stolen from an unsecured gym locker, police said.

On June 6, police got a call from a friend of the Nissan Rouge's owner. The friend said that the stolen car had just pulled into Planet Fitness on Benson Boulevard and that a woman had gone inside the gym.

Police responded, and when a female officer went inside the locker room, they found 28-year-old Kaylynn Marie Spindler.

Police say inside Spindler's bags were drug paraphanelia, a substance officers suspected to be drugs and stolen mail. The owner of the mail was contacted, and didn't know that the mail had been taken from her mailbox, police said.

More stolen mail from other victims was found inside the stolen car Spindler was driving, police said.

Spindler has been charged with vehicle theft, online records show. She faces additional vehicle theft charges in a separate case from May. She was in custody at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River on Monday.

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