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Vandals break into North End post office mailbox

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Dec. 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm with 2 Comments »
December 21, 2011 2:55 pm

Vandals broke into a mailbox and scattered mail about late Sunday in the North End.

Tacoma police were notified of the incident shortly after 11 p.m., spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

According to the report, someone pried open a door on one of three blue mailboxes located at North 27th and Adams streets. Officers found mail on the ground and still in the box, Fulghum said.

The officers collected the mail and placed it in one of the secured drop-off boxes. The department then notified the U.S. Post Office.

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  1. tree_guy says:

    Gives new meaning to the term “secured.”

  2. controller1 says:

    I find the response by Tacoma Police interesting.

    I called TPD about a month ago to report the breakin of my locked mailbox in front of my house, along with several neighbors boxes also. I was told by the lady answering the non emergency Police number that no officer would be dispatched, and that I could go on line and report the incident. After several attempts to complete the forms on line I gave up.

    My question is why a response from TPD to a post office mail box, but no response to a citizens mailbox?

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