Third-degree theft charges are being filed against Lea Ann Viars, 46, of Kelso, after it was reported that she was stealing mail out of mailboxes along Mt. Pleasant Road. A local resident contacted law enforcement around 3:15 yesterday afternoon, claiming that Viars was walking down the road, taking mail from multiple receptacles. Deputies stopped her in the 1100 block of Mt. Pleasant Road, and when questioned, she reportedly said that she was “collecting police evidence for her family.” She was arrested and booked on bail of $1,000.