As the U.S. Postal Service continues to lose money, it’s pushing for centralized “cluster” mailboxes in single-family subdivisions – not just apartment complexes – to save on delivery time and payroll costs. Continue reading
San Antonio, Texas — Some neighbors turned to News 4 for help because they claim their community mailbox was vandalized more than six months ago and hasn’t been completely repaired. Continue reading
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – They’re in and out in under a minute. Brazen thieves were caught on camera, during the day, breaking into a mail box and stealing mail. Continue reading
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -Grabbing the mail is something most people take for granted every day, but it’s not that easy for an Overland Park man who is paralyzed from the waist down. Continue reading
LIVERMORE, Calif. (KGO) — California is seeing a big increase in mail thefts. It has been a particularly big problem in the East Bay. ABC7 News has discovered that Livermore residents have been buying new mailboxes when it’s really the post office’s responsibility. Continue reading
FRANKLIN COUNTY, N.C. — A group of Franklin County residents are upset because they say the U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail to their neighborhood.
There are 26 homes in the Ridgemont neighborhood, but 19 of the homes have not gotten a piece of mail delivered for months.The development was built in 2007, but when the recession hit, building stopped. The first residents did not move into the neighborhood until last year.
Also, about a year ago, the postal service started requiring cluster mailboxes in new neighborhoods as a cost saving measure.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — El Capitan Avenue in West Central Fresno has not been so quiet lately. Neighbors are furious about a thief who has broken into their mailboxes, violating their security.
“We’ve got bank statements, some of us are retired social security, some of those deadlines are important so that mail is crucial,” said Jerry Sanchez, mail theft victim.
The thefts happened at around 4:00 a.m. Thursday morning and 15 to 20 boxes were affected.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – We often hear of crooks breaking into community mailboxes, but over the long weekend they went one step further and took off with the entire mailbox.
Several people living on Limestone Arch Avenue in Mountain’s Edge are without mail service for a few days after thieves unbolted a 16 unit community mailbox over the Memorial Day weekend. “I was kind of surprised to see that they took the whole mailbox,” Russ Bowman said.
VALLEJO (CBS SF) — A recent rash of mailbox thefts has compromised more than 300 people’s deliveries in Vallejo and now residents are waiting in lines to pick up packages at the post office.
The U.S. Postal Service is investigating the thefts.
“It’s a shame,” said mailbox owner Larry Greg.
The post office inspector says there have been 23 reported burglaries in the Vallejo and American Canyon area since February 1st and likely more unreported.
Crooks are breaking open some boxes, picking the locks on others and possibly using a counterfeit master key. Once inside, they’ve got your mail, and all the information that comes with it.
SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ – Residents are reporting possible postal problems in a San Tan Valley neighborhood again.
It’s nothing new for the residents who’ve been dealing with USPS problems for months–this time in a neighborhood near Gantzel and Combs roads.
“It steadily has gotten worse,” neighbor Chris Bethel says. He says just six weeks ago a package was delivered, only it never showed up.
Complaints seem to have gone down for a while after our initial reports in September 2015 , but neighbors say problems are starting to creep back up again.