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
Residents of a quiet San Jose neighborhood are concerned about identity theft after dozens of mailboxes were ripped out of the ground last week.
The theft happened last Thursday night at Heritage Bay Drive and Hassler Parkway in the Evergreen Valley area, where one of three large banks of mailboxes was stolen, leaving nothing but bolts protruding from the ground.
“We suspect this time a year, they’re looking for everything from W2s to billing information,” one resident said. “Who knows what it could be?”
Postal officials said someone ripped the stack of 40 mailboxes out of the ground, a rare occurrence even for those who investigate mail theft. Inspectors say thieves get especially aggressive around the holidays.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Mail problems have become such an issue in one Northeast Heights community that neighbors say the postal service has stopped delivering mail.
It’s happening in a neighborhood near Alameda and Louisiana, and the people who live their say their cluster box has been broken into again and again.
But what’s most upsetting, they say, is the lack of communication from USPS. Continue reading
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — After dozens of mailbox thefts, many Bakersfield neighbors say they’re frustrated that more isn’t being done to stop the break-ins.
A U.S. Postal Service inspector said his department is working on better security, but that effort takes time.
He also said the problem is bad and getting worse. Continue reading
In April, the letter carrier wasn’t the only one who opened the mailboxes at the New Horizons condo complex.
Thieves forced open the mailboxes and destroyed the locks.Resident John Shirley stood before the mailboxes and pointed to banks of them.
“This was open, and this was open, and this was open,” he said.
Mail service stopped- for six weeks.
We reached out to the Postal Service. Within two days, it delivered. The boxes were fixed.
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.