Mail piles up when no one checks the box every day. Sing of the times when so many homes are weekend occupied or short term rentals.
The warning came after postal authorities recovered mail that apparently was stolen from the 900 to 1200 blocks of Shell, Surf, Egan, Crest, Ripple and Balboa avenues between February and this month.
Postal officials returned the recovered mail and informed police this week, said police Cmdr. John P. Miller.
Police advised the public to not leave mail in an unsecured mail box for long periods of time and, if taking an extended trip to have the postal service temporarily suspend delivery.
Miller said it wasn’t clear what kinds of mail were stolen. “We don’t know if it was if it was bills or just junk mail,” he said.