Vandalized mailboxes to be replaced soon

Published 10:13 pm Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Officials with the U.S. Postal Service confirmed Wednesday that a couple of mailboxes at the post office on North Main Street were vandalized recently.

The boxes have been taped off to prohibit the deposit of mail for more than a week. U.S. Postal Service corporate communications representative Freda Sauter said the boxes are scheduled to be replaced with newer models, which is expected to occur in the next few days.

M.J. Romano, a postal inspector and team leader with the Fraud and Prohibited Mailings Team, Washington Division, said the incident occurred sometime between the last collection on April 3, about 5 p.m., and early Monday morning.

“The investigation remains active and we are unable to comment further at this time,” Romano stated. “Damage to USPS property as well as theft of U.S. Mail are both federal offenses. Anyone with information regarding this incident should report it to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service by calling 877-876-2455.

For a list of nearby, alternative collection boxes, visit tools.usps.com/find-location.htm.

In response to questions about timely delivery of mail in Suffolk, Sauter stated, “The Postal Service is committed to providing the highest level of customer service, which includes timely, reliable and secure delivery of mail and packages. If a customer does have a concern, we welcome them to contact us by calling 1-800-ASK-USPS, online at www.usps.com, or through Twitter @USPSHelp.”