May 26, 2020

Archives for October 2015

Mailbox Vandalism

Hi Neighbors –
We are having a very serious problem with mailbox vandalism in our community. In the past few weeks at least 9 mailbox and parcel boxes have been forcibly opened. The last one happened at the pool at 10:10 PM on 10/18/15. We captured the thiefs on video. From start to completion they took 4 minutes. A total of three mailboxes were vandalized including one outgoing box.
A significant percentage of our neighbors rarely retrieve mail from their mail or parcel boxes. Please retrieve your mail often. If there is not mail to steal there is not an incentive to keep coming back to break into more boxes.
If you see suspicious activity report to the police immediately.
The following is from our Postal Inspector:
If you have any additional information concerning the Scofield Farm thefts, please contact our office.  I apologize for the inconvenience this event has caused.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement branch of the U.S. Postal Service, was recently notified of mail theft activity in the Scofield Farms area.  Mail Theft is a federal crime under 18 USC, Section 1708, Theft or Possession of Stolen Mail.    If you have been a victim of mail theft or have any information concerning this crime, please contact me at (512) 342-1563.  We also offer the following suggestions to protect your mail.
*Deposit outgoing mail in a blue collection box, at a Post Office, or by handing it directly to your letter carrier.
*Never leave mail in your mailbox overnight-that’s when thieves usually attack.
*If you see suspicious activity around your mailbox, call local police and Postal Inspectors.

If you have a check that was stolen and subsequently forged and cashed, please notify our office as quickly as possible at 512-342-1563.