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Rash of mailbox mischief and theft in Peachland

FILE PHOTO - A community mailbox is seen in the east end of Montreal, Thursday, March 5, 2015.
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November 16, 2016 - 1:41 PM

PEACHLAND - Community mail boxes in Peachland have been targetted by theives for the last two weeks.

RCMP say officers are investigating 13 reports of mishchief or theft at Canada Post community mail boxes in Peachland between Oct. 28 and Nov. 15.

Most of the time community mail boxes were found damaged and usually empty, according to a RCMP media release. Canada Post has notified the affected customers.

"On one occasion a Canada Post employee reported that they discovered nearly 50 pieces of mail abandoned near the intersection of Coldham Road and Desert Pines Avenue," Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey says in the release. "The mail was reportedly seized by the employee, to be sorted and properly delivered to the intended destinations."

Here is a list, provided by the police, of some of the areas targetted by the thieves:

  • 4400 block of Trepanier Road
  • 5300 block of Princeton Avenue
  • 5600 block of Gladstone Road
  • 5900 block of Victoria Street
  • 6000 block of Ellison Avenue
  • 6100 block of Wilson Road
  • 6200 block of Winton Crescent
  • 6300 block of Thompson Drive
  • 7100 block of Brent Road

“RCMP ask Peachland residents to be timely with respect to the pick-up of their mail from their community mailboxes,” O’Donaghey says in the release. “Residents are encouraged to immediately report to police if they observe suspicious activity.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880 or Canada Post Postal Security at 1-866-607-6301. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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