Video: Florida rural carrier accused of stealing mail from his route

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. —A longtime United States Postal Service worker is accused of stealing mail from his route for years.

Investigators said they found several hundred pieces of mail, dating back two years, in Victor Sanchez’s garage after receiving a tip earlier this month he was destroying stolen mail.

Sanchez, 48, was a rural letter carrier working out of a facility in Osceola County and had been delivering mail since 2001.

Source: Osceola County postal worker accused of stealing mail from his route | WFTVOsceola_County_postal_worker_accused_of__0_4506381_ver1.0_640_360

Video: Arizona mailman indicted for stealing mail

MESA, AZ. – A former east Mesa postal worker now faces federal criminal charges for allegedly stealing the mail he was supposed to deliver.

Jacob Brannon, 34, worked postal routes out of the Mountain View Post Office at Lindsay Road and University Drive between September of 2014 and August of 2015.

He posted on Facebook about his job as a mailman. He seemed proud, but he is accused of violating the public’s trust by swiping letters, cards and packages from his mail truck last summer.

Source: East Valley mailman indicted for stealing mail – ABC15 ArizonaPostal_worker_indicted_for_mail_theft_in_0_38985766_ver1.0_320_240

Video: Fresno thieves using stolen info from card skimming scam to buy postage stamps

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A card-skimming scam is tricking victims at gas pumps. And now police say the thieves are using stolen information to buy postage stamps.

According to Fresno Police, a Kwik Serve at Shaw and West Avenues and a Shell station near Figarden Drive and Bullard Avenue were card skimming targets. With that stolen data, thieves are creating fake credit and debit cards.

“They’re using those cards at the post office and they’re buying stamps. and even the detective is not sure why or what they’re doing with those stamps,” said Lieutenant Joe Gomez of the Fresno Police Department.

The FBI and the United States Postal Service are now involved — making this a federal crime.

Source: Fresno thieves using stolen info from card skimming scam to buy postage stamps | abc30.com1352927_630x354

 

 

Video: Sixty-three pounds of heroin found in package at Laredo TX Post Office

LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) – Post office workers find a package they won’t soon be delivering.

Federal agents including K-9 officers were called to a local postal service facility to conduct a drug search and this is what they found.

Nearly 63 pounds of heroin wrapped in several bundles were found in a box disguised as a ordinary mail package.

No arrests have been made, agents say this case is ongoing.

Source: Post Office Finds Sixty-Three Pounds of Heroin

Federal agents including K-9 officers were called to a local postal service facility to conduct a drug search and this is what they found.

Video: Mailbox thief says he made fake USPS master key from template found on the internet

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a crime that seems to be happening more and more. Thieves are breaking into mailboxes and swiping people’s mail.It turns out the crime itself may be getting easier and easier.

Police say 36-year-old Jeremy Lara was caught stealing mail- according to a criminal complaint, police caught on to Lara after someone saw him and two others stealing mail in Albuquerque.

Rio Rancho police later arrested him right in front of one of the mailboxes, saying both the main doors were open and the stolen mail in his hands.

Police then searched the car he was in where they found more mail, and a counterfeit U.S. Postal Service key.

Investigators say Lara admitted to stealing mail from a handful of community mailboxes, saying he was able to make the key using a template he found on the internet.

That has some people concerned.

Source: jeremy-laraMan accused of using counterfeit key to break into mailboxes | KRQE News 13

Video: Family and friends remember slain Nebraska postal workers as best friends

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) The family of Norma Voges say they will never get over what happened to her, but they will get through it.

Lincoln Police say Voges was helping her friend Tina Jensen gather things from her boyfriend Ronald Heritage’s home on Saturday May 14.

Police say Heritage shot Voges and Jensen multiple times before shooting himself sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Source: Family and friends remember homicide victims as best friends

Video: Chicago letter carrier stops delivering mail to some customers because she’s afraid of snakes

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – There’s a slithering problem in Rogers Park, and it has slowed mail delivery to a crawl on one block.

Snakes are out and on the prowl. Garter snakes, to be specific, and there’s a lot of them.  First couple of days of spring there can be hundreds around,” said Bill Hawkins.

He’s not afraid of snakes, but he is afraid of what mail he might be missing because the mail carrier is deathly afraid of snakes and won’t deliver to his half of the block. For some, mail has only been delivered twice in the last two weeks.

“We got it on a Saturday because it was a different letter carrier, and then we got it last Wednesday,” said Lisa Yanny-Tillar.

She says when she tried to complain to the post office, she was told she should call animal control.

On Chase Avenue, they are frustrated because the Post Office isn’t doing anything about the problem and the mail carrier left a notice saying they had to provide an alternative mail receptacle if they wanted their mail.

“I’m not wholly blaming her,” said Hawkins. “I’m more blaming her bosses for not getting someone else over here.

Source: Garter snakes preventing Rogers Park residents from getting their mail | WFLDsnakes_1463449766923_1319412_ver1.0_640_360

Video: Caught on Camera- Suspected Thieves Use Key to Clean Out Mailboxes in Sherman Oaks CA

Residents of a Sherman Oaks condominium complex are concerned after two suspected mail thieves were caught on camera using keys to enter a secured building before emptying out multiple mailboxes.

“They went through everyone’s mailbox and got away with quite a few things,” said Mike Mazzo, a resident of the building.

According to residents, the bold act happened last Sunday around 2:30 a.m.

Source: Caught on Camera: Suspected Thieves Use Key to Clean Out Mailboxes in Sherman Oaks | NBC Southern CaliforniaMailtheftShermanoaks5.15.16

Video: Brazen burglars steal mail, break into cars in Pasadena condo complex

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) — Bold and brazen burglary suspects were caught on camera breaking into mailboxes and more than half a dozen cars at a Pasadena condominium complex.

The burglary happened around 4 a.m. Thursday. At one point in the surveillance video, the suspects point to the camera while they committed the crime.

It appears one suspect entered a code to open the front door and the trio headed straight for the mailboxes, using a master postal key to get in.

Source: Brazen burglars steal mail, break into cars in Pasadena condo complex | abc7.com

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