It’s now the busiest time of the year for the postmen and women, but it’s also the time they can be prime targets. They have their hands full now as the volume of mail jumps.
Postal carriers are getting some extra security and they are also asking for you to have a watchful eye.
On the roads across South Florida, postal carriers are keeping a tight schedule. Their trucks are loaded with more deliveries as the holiday season kicks off. Sadly, it’s also the time the odds increase they can be targeted by those looking to steal.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – Neighbors in a northwest Bakersfield area are frustrated that someone keeps opening up their “community” mailbox. With no sign of the box being pried open, residents suspect somebody’s using a key to access their mail. U.S. Postal Service officials say there is an active investigation underway.
The neighbors live near Cripple Creek Avenue and Lola, and they want something done.
Cops arrested a postal worker Tuesday who they believe hurled anti-Muslim barbs and spit on a woman walking with her infant daughter in Brooklyn, police said.
“I’m not crazy, I work in the post office,” Dainton Coley, 33, told his victim after he threatened to burn the Muslim woman’s mosque down during the Friday evening hate crime, officials said.
Cops took Coley into custody early Tuesday and charged him with aggravated harassment, menacing, and acting in a manner injurious to a child for making the tirade in front of the infant. Continue reading →
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It was a scary situation. Investigators said a local U.S. Post Office mail carrier was shot at while on the job.
The accused shooter told investigators he only wanted to scare the mailman. According to federal court documents, the suspect claims the mail carrier was giving him a bad look, and he admitted to shooting at the mailman.
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– A Lakewood neighborhood has banded together to deter mail thieves. Their actions come after home security cameras captured a woman digging through one homeowner’s mailbox.
The homeowner, who asked CBS4 not to use his name, said the surveillance video shows an unknown woman prowling around the home. She eventually makes her way up the driveway and onto the side of the house but it seems her primary goal was getting her hands on the homeowner’s mail.