FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — It’s not your everyday sight, a mail truck broken into.
A car pulls up behind a mail truck. The driver parks. The passenger gets outs. Then makes his move, opening the back door and taking package after package after package.
A brazen Central Valley theft in broad daylight. “It’s scary to think about that this is happening if there is money involved, checks or social security numbers,” said resident Robert Ramirez.
Surveillance footage on Warren Avenue shows one of the suspects going back and forth to the truck before swiping a large package belonging to someone else, “I feel sorry for the people who are getting ripped off,” Ramirez said.
BURLINGTON, N.C. — A United States Postal Service driver FOX8 profiled in 2013 for saving someone’s life is now in need of prayers himself.
Mickey Wheeley suffered bruises and bleeding to the brain Tuesday from an injury on the job.
Burlington Police Department officials said the 73-year-old was delivering mail on Hanford Road when a 2008 Mazda Tribute hit his car from behind. The driver of the Tribute, Rebecca Sue Wall, 62, of Graham, was taken to Alamance Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
FOX8 spoke exclusively to Wheeley from his bedside at UNC Hospital. Wheeley said he has worked for the USPS 29 years.”I always knew my job was a danger,” Wheeley said. “Several times, I’ve almost gotten hit. I’ve been lucky that didn’t happen, but yesterday, it did.
Despite the injury, Mickey said he loves his job with the USPS.
“I always dreamed of being with the post office,” he said.
And he plans to return to work as soon as he can to reach his goal — 30 years of service.
“I’ve only got six or eight more months,” he said. “I’m hoping to get back as soon as possible.”
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Louisville Metro Police say a mail carrier was shot in the face Wednesday morning during a drive-by shooting.
It took place in the 800 block of Dearborn Avenue, near Garland, at around 10:30 this morning. We’re told the regular mailman for the street was making his daily rounds.
One witness says she had talked to him a few moments earlier, when she heard five or six gunshots. That witness — a former police officer — came outside and found that the mailman had been shot. The woman says he was talking and alert, saying that his head was hurting and wanted to call his wife.
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Do you know this man? There’s a $10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction, after he was recorded taking mail from a San Francisco home while wearing a PG&E vest. The home-owner actually watched it happening live on his phone as it was happening. Imagine that feeling.
We aren’t sure, at this point, if the suspect is a PG&E employee. That’s part of the investigation now underway. We have details of some great new technology and the clues that could catch this guy, suspected of a felony.
He’s fast. He’s quick.He might be faster than any other letter carrier in town.
“He’s always efficient, very efficient,” says Shari Masse.
“Dewey is the greatest,” says Karen Volk.
Dewey Reinert has a reputation for being quick on the job.”He makes sure that you get your mail on time all the time. He will even go the extra mile if you’re not home, he comes back again,” says Masse.
12 miles to be exact, that’s how far the 45 year old letter carrier walks everyday when dropping mail at 380 houses along his route.
He goes through six pairs of shoes a year, knows everyone on his route by name, and hasn’t missed a day of work in 17 years.
WILLIAMSBRIDGE, The Bronx — The email we received from Tony Williams in the Bronx complained that his local post office lost two of his packages in a month.
Even worse, when he went to the Williamsbridge Station on Gun Hill Road to look for his packages, he said it took him an hour of standing on line to get to the customer service window. That was followed by another 45 minutes of them searching for his packages, only to be told they could not find them.
In his email, Tony Williams included pages of complaints from the Internet about the Williamsbridge Station. According to one review, the station “could easily be the slowest, dirtiest, and worst managed post office in the entire country.” Others said “it’s disgusting” and this post office “gets an F–.”
PIX11 went into the Williamsbridge Station and heard the same complaints that we read on the internet. “It’s very slow, very congested,” said one woman on line.
Sacramento Police are looking for a man impersonating a postal worker, and stealing mail from homes in north Sacramento.
According to U.S. Postal Inspector Jeff Fitch, a resident at a home along Del Paso Boulevard. and Palo Verde Avenue recorded surveillance video showing what appears to be a postal worker coming to the resident’s mailbox.
He then pretends to deliver mail, before stealing what was already in the mailbox. Continue reading →
Neighbors throughout Summerlin are reporting mailbox break-ins. We saw two broken mailboxes Tuesday, but heard there are as many as 30 that have been broken dating back to December. “We came out to go somewhere and looked at it and said, ‘that doesn’t look quite right,'” said Summerlin resident Rodney Pugh. One of his neighbor even told us, they are so flimsy she has done it before when she didn’t have her key.
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