COLUMBUS, KANSAS -Judy Adams swears in at the Columbus post office with a unique work history: she’s worked at or managed every post office in Cherokee County.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — You ship packages and letters, but did you know the U.S. Post Office also has other cargo- guns?
“No, I did not realize that. You can actually ship guns through the Post Office? I would have thought that would be illegal,” said postal customer Nelda Finn. Continue reading
CARNEGIE PA (KDKA) — A postal employee making his rounds in Carnegie Borough was attacked by two men Thursday afternoon, when one of the suspects slammed him over the back with an aluminum baseball bat.
The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. on Wabash Avenue.
The victim, who is in his 40s, was treated at St. Clair Hospital. Continue reading
Upset customers at the Place of Healing store and private P.O. box in Palm Springs found their boxes empty. Many of them took pictures of a notice taped to the wall saying the United States Postal Service stopped delivering their mail to this business.
Some of these customers have had P.O. boxes for personal or business use here for more than 25 years. Continue reading
Federal authorities have uncovered a second case of a mail handler allegedly stealing from letters and packages at a postal facility in the Charlotte area.
Dominic Steele was indicted on federal mail theft charges. Continue reading
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – More than half the neighborhood in a Northeast Heights community woke up to no mail not because it was a day off for the postal service, but because a pair of group mailboxes were stolen overnight.
Where there used to be two of these big group mailboxes, all that’s left are a few screws and washers that have been left behind. Residents we spoke with said they are confused as to why someone would want the entire box. Continue reading
There’s been another post office break in, this time on the North Shore.
It’s the latest in a string of thefts as post office boxes in Kahuku were broken into Wednesday night. Weeks ago, break-ins were reported at post offices in Waianae, Nanakuli and Haleiwa.
Laie resident Ken Macatiaj purchased his P.O. box 10 years ago. “A mailbox outside your home? You never know, someone could come by and easily access it. Having a P.O. box, we have that sort of assurance our mail is secure,” he explained.
But because of recent break-ins, Magatiaj isn’t so sure. “There’s no bounds now. They’re breaking into anything they could get.”
FORT MYERS, Fla. – When it comes to mail scams, who is keeping you safe? WINK News Call for Action discovered there is a government agency going through your mail to protect you.
Stacks of scams are piled in every corner of Curtis’ home, whose last name we withheld to protect him from more scammers. As the phone ringed non-stop, he told us the scammers are “constantly calling, constantly asking for money.”
Ivan Ramirez understands that frustration. He is a Postal Inspector with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.“To date we’re upwards to half a billion dollars of losses altogether.”
As a Postal Inspector, Ramirez is one of 1,400 nationwide who are searching the incoming mail at four facilities like the one in Miami, for fraudulent mail.
WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — The mailman accused of stealing cash and gift cards from customers on his Wyoming route is facing federal charges.
The complaint filed by the United States Attorney’s Office in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids alleges that Alexis Odelin, 26, stole $452 worth of gift cards, cash and other valuable items from greeting cards sent to residents on his mail route.
Target 8 first reported the allegations against Odelin in June after a customer recorded the former mailman on camera.
“That was our mailman,” said Judy Benham, who lives on 43rd Street off Byron Center Avenue.
Target 8 discovered that Odelin pleaded guilty to shoplifting just two months before the USPS hired him in October 2015. In fact, Odelin was still on probation for the shoplifting case when he started work as a letter carrier.
“So why did they hire him?” questioned Benham.
POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) –
A Livingston man working as a rural mail carrier has died after driving into a creek in Polk County on Tuesday.
Dake Goodwin, 25, died at the scene, located on Wilson Lake Estate Road, at 3:30 p.m.
According to the DPS report, Goodwin was driving a 2015 Jeep south when he drove off the road and into a creek, where the Jeep overturned onto its right side, partially submerged under water.
DPS spokesman David Hendry confirmed Goodwin was on duty as a rural mail carrier when he drove into the creek.