HILLSBORO, Ore. — A woman in rural Hillsboro says the post office stopped delivering her mail without warning and won’t tell her when it will be delivered to her home again.
She and a neighbor, also concerned about mail delivery, contacted KATU looking for answers.
Kim Floyd, who lives off Southwest Bald Peak Road, says she and her wife have to go to a mail distribution station on Southwest Walnut Street to pick up their mail.It’s about nine miles from their home.
“It’s days between our mail pickups,” said Floyd, “because neither of us is able to drive all the way out to Hillsboro to pick up the mail.
“Floyd says she and her wife both work during the day and the postal station is only open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
BOONVILLE – When a member of the Mattox family received her father’s remains from the United States Postal Service, she didn’t expect the box and its contents to be damaged.
The box came wrapped in plastic, with punctures in the package and her father’s cremation certificate, and the box containing his remains dented and partially opened. Now, Nathan Mattox wants to know why the box containing his father-in-law’s remains wasn’t handled with care.
“We don’t want anybody to have to open the box like we did and find out that the remains of your cherished loved one were so disregarded,” Mattox said.Mattox said his father-in-law was a U.S. Navy veteran, and was stationed in Guantanamo Bay during the Vietnam War, and his remains are irreplaceable. Continue reading →
Another customer solves a delivery problem by going to the news media:
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Shanetta and Donald say the mailman repeatedly delivered their mail to the next door neighbor’s mailbox but simply refused to walk the extra 20 or 30 feet to their box. We wanted to find out why.
Shanetta Minter and her fiancé Donald Williams could not figure out why the mail did not follow them to their St. Pete apartment after their recent move.
After a couple of weeks, the mail carrier began delivering the couple’s mail to their landlord’s mailbox next door.
Daniel P. Davis, 50, of Canonsburg, was charged by the Allegheny County district attorney’s office with intimidation of witnesses or victims, criminal coercion and official oppression.
The charges relate to one of those employees, identified as Mavin Parker, the U.S. Postal Service’s manager of customer service in Pittsburgh.
Detectives wrote in an affidavit that Mr. Davis threatened several subordinates — telling one, Donna Clay, a customer service supervisor in the Hazelwood office, that he would kill her — who had become aware that he was opening express mail packages at locations throughout Allegheny County.
Only the East Liberty station is mentioned in the paperwork released today as the site where Mr. Davis allegedly opened packages in violation of postal service regulations.
Mr. Davis has been the subject of investigations by both the DA’s office and the federal Office of Inspector General. It was unclear early today whether Mr. Davis was in custody and whether there might be any federal charges pending.
And here’s more video coverage of the story from WTAE Pittsburgh:
Some neighbors in an Inman Park neighborhood say they are fed up with the constant problems with mail delivery. They say sometimes they don’t get mail, get other people’s mail, or other people get their mail.
“I’ve had two checks lost, two packages lost, pretty much two or three times a week we get other people’s mail,” said Carrie Gale. Gale says she’s tried calling the United State Post Service to complain, including sending complaints through an online system. “I talked to a couple of people at the local post office. They both said they would look into and never called me back,” Gale said.