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RAGLM Board > Alerts > Mail thefts in Lake Mathews Estates.
1/3/2015 12:09:48 PM
USPS ok'd ModsReply: Nick G
Laurie, good to know, thanks.

FYI to all, I spoke with the postmaster and she gave the green light to modify the mailbox as I see fit - it just must retain the access for the mailman and use the standard USPS lock. USPS is no longer repairing mailboxes, so it is now our responsibility to either pay for the repairs or replace the mailbox.

I found a neighbor with a generator that will run my welder, so next weekend I will plate and reinforce our mailbox. This should prevent this from happening again - they would need power tools and time to get into it after my modifications. I will post some photos when done.
12/29/2014 6:28:23 PM
Mail theft-suspicious vehicle?Reply: Laurie
Just FYI-Possible connection to a box truck (similar to a U Haul type moving truck, but isn't actually a U Haul truck), reported in the Lake Mathews Estates area.
12/29/2014 2:41:18 PM
Mailbox TheftReply: Nick G
The mail theft has gotten out of hand. Our community mailbox was just broken into (again). The back was pried open and all mail stolen (including a package of ours).

I am planning on cutting some 1/8" plate and welding it to the back of the mailbox to prevent further theft.
12/28/2014 11:22:55 AM
MAIL THEFT FOUND Christmas boxReply: cinder465
I found a box with the contents strewn about the street on Lake Mathews Drive this morning. The thieves obviously did not want the contents. There was no wrapper with an address so I am trying to locate recipient. I know it is a long shot...but the outside of the box has the name Amber written on it..and may be old. The contents are a necklace earing set, a pie candle, a little solar operated plant and a sweatshirt with a hat. All appear to be for a child. Do you think your child may be missing a gift? Did you send something like this that did not make it to the child?? If you did...tell me the color of the sweatshirt and the type of mini plant and I will return it to you! Makes me sad to know a child is missing a gift. Respond here.   
12/6/2014 7:46:32 PM
Mail thiefs beware !!!!!Reply: Pat

We have all out important mail and all packages delivered to my shop in town just for this reason

God help any fool I find taking my mail

12/6/2014 1:10:40 PM
Mail thefts in Lake Mathews Estates.Post: Laurie
Be aware everyone - the holiday mail thefts are underway.  My neighbor reports checks stolen last week, with one of the stolen checks having been used since then.

Report any suspicious activity immediately to authorities (both sheriff and Post Office or your mail carrier), and be sure to pick up your mail as quickly as possible after delivery.  Report any mail found that doesn't belong to you. For those who work away from home during the day, maybe ask a neighbor who is home during the day to watch for that suspicious activity. 

The more eyes watching, the better the chances of catching the guilty parties.

-- Laurie
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