RCMP have opened over a dozen police files and recommend that Peachland residents remain vigilant and report suspicious activity related to their community mail boxes.
Between the dates of Oct. 28 and Nov. 15, West Kelowna RCMP have generated as many as 13 police reports related to both the mischief of Canada Post community mail boxes and the suspected theft of mail from various locations throughout Peachland.
In most cases community mail boxes were discovered damaged, insecure and typically empty. According to Canada Post those customers affected have been notified, as they continue to investigate.
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. The mail was reportedly seized by the employee, to be sorted and properly delivered to the intended destinations.
The following are some of the areas which have been targeted by the suspect or suspects:
• 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,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a press release. “Residents are encouraged to immediately report to police if they observe suspicious activity or unknown persons around those mailboxes.”
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.