Com­mu­nity mail­boxes dam­aged and mail stolen

The Goderich Signal-Star - - Community -

(GODERICH, ON) - Huron County On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice (OPP) is seek­ing in­for­ma­tion from the pub­lic to help solve a re­cent string of mis­chiefs & thefts at sev­eral com­mu­nity mail boxes in the Town of Goderich.

Since Oc­to­ber 24 Huron OPP mem­bers have in­ves­ti­gated a dozen cases where com­mu­nity mail­boxes and apart­ment build­ing mail­boxes have been at­tacked in the Town of Goderich; four cases alone have been re­ported to po­lice this week.

Po­lice have also in­ves­ti­gated an ad­di­tional three cases of re­ported theft of parcels from res­i­den­tial mail­boxes. Com­mu­nity mail­boxes on Brim­i­combe Cres­cent, Balv­ina Drive, Bethune Cres­cent, Beilby Street, War­ren Street, Ben­nett Street, Huck­ins Street and Mitchell Street have been tar­geted along with com­mu­nal mail­boxes at apart­ment build­ings lo­cated on Pic­ton Street and Britannia Road.

If you see sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity or sus­pi­cious per­sons near com­mu­nal mail­boxes please re­port it to po­lice as soon as pos­si­ble. If you see some­thing, please say some­thing.

Huron OPP of­fers the fol­low­ing tips:

• Col­lect your mail daily

• Where pos­si­ble con­sider de­liv­er­ing parcels to your work ad­dress if you won’t be around dur­ing the day.

• If you will be away uti­lize a hold mail ser­vice to sus­pend de­liv­ery un­til you re­turn

• When you move file a change of ad­dress with Canada Post

• Ad­vise banks and other com­pa­nies of your new ad­dress

• If your mail fails to ar­rive, con­tact the senders to en­sure they have the cor­rect mail­ing ad­dress

• Re­port any mail re­lated con­cerns such as an over­turned or van­dal­ized mail­box to Canada Post Cus­tomer Ser­vice at 1-800-267-1177.

Any per­son with in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing these in­ci­dents should im­me­di­ately con­tact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314. Should you wish to re­main anony­mous, you may call Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be el­i­gi­ble to re­ceive a cash re­ward of up to $2,000.

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