Tips to Avoid Getting Mail Stolen

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Tips to Avoid Getting Mail Stolen

Keira McManus, Staff Editor

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On December 8th, the Douglas County Sheriff’s office deputies arrested another suspect after several reports of mail theft. While investigating the thefts, there was another report of a female suspect looking through mailboxes. The deputy made contact with the suspect who was looking through mailboxes near Doerner Road, finding the suspect in possession of stolen mail and other items. The suspect was then arrested and lodged at the Douglas County Jail on 13 counts of mail theft.

With the holidays around the corner, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has offered some crime prevention tips;

  • Consider getting a mailbox or renting a post office box.
  • Check your mail daily. 
  • When traveling for several days, ask the postal service to hold the mail.
  •  Monitor tracking on shipped items so you know when packages are delivered. 
  • Have items delivered to a workplace or a trusted neighbor.
  • If you have packages being delivered, require a signature.
  • Call the police immediately if you see suspicious vehicles that are patrolling the neighborhood or following delivery trucks and provide a description of the car and the license plate number.
  • It is recommended to install surveillance cameras around the home. “ Following these simple tips can substantially reduce the risks that you will become a victim this holiday season,” states the Douglas County Sheriffs Office.