Mailbox break-ins reported in Grand Junction zip codes
Numerous reports of mailbox break-ins have been reported in recent weeks across Grand Junction, according to the U.S. Postal Service and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.
Postal Service workers have reported break-ins in the following areas:
■ Zip code 81501: 28½ Road (500 block), Cedar Court (1400 block), Kennedy Avenue and Compton Street.
■ Zip code 81503: Michaela’s Place.
■ Zip code 81504: Duffy Drive, Cross Canyon Lane, Keener Street, Striker Drive, 30¾ Road, Baltic Court, Alegre Court, Chatfield Drive, D½ Road, Lark Drive and Thrush Drive.
■ Zip code 81507: Cliff View Drive (300 block) and Tuscany Drive (2200 block).
■ Zip code 81520: Lands End Road, D¾ Road and Michael Street.
Witnesses saw a male attempting to break into a mailbox in the 2400 block of Cimarron Drive and reported seeing two suspicious females in a blue sedan in the area of Hawkwood Court and 30½ Road. Anyone who sees suspicious activity should call non-emergency dispatch at 242-6707.
The Sheriff’s Office said in a news release it is unknown if any of the mailboxes contained mail when the break-ins occurred. It appears suspects have pried open metal mailboxes to damage them so they cannot be locked, possibly using a drill in some cases.
The Postal Service is working to repair the affected mailboxes at a cost of $1,400 per mailbox. Anyone who has had their mailbox damaged or lives in the affected neighborhoods should check bank and credit card accounts for evidence of fraud and track potential packages to make sure they arrive on time. Damage can be reported to non-emergency dispatch at 242-6707 and to the Postal Service at 307-253-9769.
The Postal Service will hold mail for customers who have had their mailboxes damaged until the box is repaired. Repairs typically take one or two days. Anyone who lives in the 81501, 81502 or 81503 zip codes can pick up held mail at 200 Rood Ave. Zip codes 81504, 81505, 81506 and 81507 have mail held at 602 Burkey St. and 81520 mail is held at 3252 F Road. A person must bring a valid photo ID card to pick up mail during a hold.