Newspaper Article Archive of
West Seattle Herald
Seattle+, Washington
Lyft

Newspaper Article Archive of
West Seattle Herald

October 26, 2016 Mail theft on the rise and package delivery security more important as holidays approach
Article Pages -- as published on the West Seattle Herald website.

Thumb Image
1
Thumb Image
2
Thumb Image
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Article Images -- images associated with the article, when available.

Thumb Image
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

In an email newsletter to the community Crime Prevention Coordinator for the Seattle Police South and Southwest Precincts, Mark Solomon wrote about Mail Theft and package delivery security, which take on heightened importance as we head into the holiday season.

Mail Theft
I’ve seen recent emails from neighbors relaying that they’ve had mail stolen, including from locking mail boxes. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the thefts people are reporting to each other are not being reported to police. I review incident reports and calls for police service on a daily basis, and I haven’t seen police reports of the crimes neighbors are relaying to each other. Please, if you are the victim of mail theft or tampering/vandalism of your locking mail box, do report that to 911; also report it to the US Postal Inspection Service.
In light of these thefts and mail box tampering, we offer the following information from the United States Postal Inspection Service on what you can do to protect yourself from mail theft:

 Don’t send cash in the mail.

GA_googleAddSlot("ca-pub-4956332358238235", "west-seattle_story_text_region_slot_1");GA_googleFillSlot("west-seattle_story_text_region_slot_1");

read more

Newspaper Article Archive of West Seattle Herald produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2018. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.