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USPS Robbery: Trio Stole Keys From Hempstead Worker, Sold On Instagram, DA Claims USPS Robbery: Trio Stole Keys From Hempstead Worker, Sold On Instagram, DA Claims
USPS Robbery: Trio Stole Keys From Hempstead Worker, Sold On Instagram, DA Claims Three people are facing felony charges after they allegedly threatened postal workers with a gun, stole their keys, and attempted to sell them online. The Nassau County District Attorney announced the trio’s indictment on Wednesday, Nov. 29, for the two alleged robberies, which occurred in early 2023. Kimora Dupree, age 20 of Elmont, Melajah Taffe, age 22 of Valley Stream, and a third person, first struck on February 26, 2023, the DA’s Office claimed. Just after 3:30 p.m., an unsuspecting USPS worker was walking up to the front of a Hempstead home when the third person, who has not been…
Ossining Judge Admonished For Trying To Influence Mail Carrier's Parking Fine Ossining Judge Admonished For Trying To Influence Mail Carrier's Parking Fine
Ossining Judge Admonished For Trying To Influence Mail Carrier's Parking Fine A Northern Westchester town court justice has been admonished for attempting to influence a fellow judge to be lenient with his mail carrier's parking ticket fine, officials announced.  The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct announced on Monday, Oct. 23 that Benjamin L.F. Leavitt, who serves as a Justice of the Ossining Town Court, was admonished for trying to get his colleague to go easy on his mail carrier, who had received parking tickets unrelated to her job with the postal service.  According to the Commission, in September 2021, Leavitt was approached by his…
Cutting It Close: Islip $1,000 A Week Winner Claims Prize Days Before Expiration Cutting It Close: Islip $1,000 A Week Winner Claims Prize Days Before Expiration
Cutting It Close: Islip $1,000 A Week Winner Claims Prize Days Before Expiration A woman from Long Island realized she was the lucky winner of a weekly cash reward just days before her ticket would have expired, lottery officials announced. On Friday, June 29, the New York Lottery announced that Islip resident Genine Plummer claimed her second-place prize of $1,000 a week for life for matching the first five numbers drawn in a May 2022 CASH4LIFE game. The winning numbers drawn were 3, 9, 33, 57, 58, and Cash Ball 1. The second-place prize for CASH4LIFE ensures that the recipient will receive a $1 million minimum payout. Winners can choose their winnings as a one-time…
Mail Sent Flying Out Of USPS Delivery Truck During SUV Crash In Silver Spring (DEVELOPING) Mail Sent Flying Out Of USPS Delivery Truck During SUV Crash In Silver Spring (DEVELOPING)
Mail Sent Flying Out Of USPS Delivery Truck During SUV Crash In Silver Spring (Developing) The mail is going to be late for some homeowners in Montgomery County. At least one person suffered serious injuries when an SUV struck a United States Postal Service (USPS) delivery truck on Thursday afternoon, officials confirmed. At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, there was a reported crash at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Adelphi Road that led to damaged utility poles in the area. Two people were taken to area hospitals with undisclosed injuries, according to a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson. Update - New Hampshire Ave. and Ade…
Armed Robbery Of Mail Carriers: Man, Woman Charged With 2 Boston Heists Armed Robbery Of Mail Carriers: Man, Woman Charged With 2 Boston Heists
Armed Robbery Of Mail Carriers: Man, Woman Charged With 2 Boston Heists A man and woman stand accused of robbing two USPS mail carriers last year — one at knifepoint — to steal their master keys, officials said.  Myesha Lewis, 22, of Boston, and Kenneth Demosthene, 22, of Stoughton, were charged with two counts each of robbery of any person having lawful charge, control, or custody of any mail matter or of any money or other property of the United States, aiding and abetting; two counts each of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees, aiding and abetting, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said. They were both released following a fi…
Lynn Ex-Postman Who Admitted Stealing iPads, Cash From Mail Avoids Jailtime: Feds Lynn Ex-Postman Who Admitted Stealing iPads, Cash From Mail Avoids Jailtime: Feds
Lynn Ex-Postman Who Admitted Stealing iPads, Cash From Mail Avoids Jailtime: Feds A 32-year-old former post office employee who admitted to stealing mail must pay restitution to his victims, but he won't serve jail time, federal authorities said.  Juan Murillo, who admitted to taking two iPads bound for a Harvard University dorm and cash from an envelope he was delivering, was sentenced to a year of probation and $2,400 restitution, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said.  Murillo pleaded guilty in April and could have faced as much as five years in prison and a fine ranging up to $25,000.  Murillo isn't the only area postal employee accused of stealing m…
Mail Thieves Used 'Bug Traps' To Steal Envelopes In Central Jersey: Police Mail Thieves Used 'Bug Traps' To Steal Envelopes In Central Jersey: Police
Mail Thieves Used 'Bug Traps' To Steal Envelopes In Central Jersey: Police Police in South Brunswick are investigating several cases of mail being stolen by placing.a sticky material into Postal Service mail collection boxes, authorities said. The sticky material appeared to be bug traps, according to South Brunswick police. The most recent thefts occurred on Tuesday, April 12  outside the Dayton and Kendall Park Post Office branches, police said. A resident reported finding mail in the roadway off Broadway Road at around 12 p.m. Officer Gerald Sarno retrieved the mail and located two residents who indicated they had placed their mail in the mailbox in …
Police: Accomplice Of Package Thief Who Attacked Postal Carrier In Englewood Surrenders Police: Accomplice Of Package Thief Who Attacked Postal Carrier In Englewood Surrenders
Police: Accomplice Of Package Thief Who Attacked Postal Carrier In Englewood Surrenders UPDATE: The accomplice of a man who mugged a postal carrier in broad daylight on a busy downtown Englewood street last month surrendered after learning that he was wanted, authorities said. Christopher Sosa Lopez, 28, whose most recent address is in Englewood, was charged with robbery in connection with the Feb. 10 assault, Capt. Fred Pulice said. Lopez had driven Ronald A. Benitez Santana, a 31-year-old Dominican national who lives in the Bronx, to the postal annex on Smith Street earlier that day, Pulice said. Officers responding to a call of two suspicious men casing the facility found…
FIERCE STRUGGLE: Postal Carrier Accosted By Package Thief On Downtown Englewood Street FIERCE STRUGGLE: Postal Carrier Accosted By Package Thief On Downtown Englewood Street
Fierce Struggle: Postal Carrier Accosted By Package Thief On Downtown Englewood Street SEE ANYTHING? An Englewood postal carrier escaped serious injury Thursday in a knockdown, broad-daylight struggle with a strong-arm robber now being sought by police. The assailant was so intent on intercepting a particular package that he apparently staked out the local postal annex earlier in the day and then took cellphone photos of the contents of the carrier's truck while it was parked outside a downtown residential/commercial building on West Palisade Avenue. An employee at the Towne Centre at Englewood alerted the carrier to the stranger, Police Lt. Fred Pulice said. "Can I help you…
Serial Bergen Mailbox Fisher Caught, Again, On Jersey Shore: Report Serial Bergen Mailbox Fisher Caught, Again, On Jersey Shore: Report
Serial Bergen Mailbox Fisher Caught, Again, On Jersey Shore: Report Police in Monmouth County caught a pair of men stealing mail -- one of whom has had other New Jersey run-ins with the postal service. Ricky Javier, of Hackensack, and Kaseem Kid, of Lyndhurst, were busted taking mail right out of dropboxes in Ocean township, News12 reports. They were found with several pieces of mail inside their vehicle and a glue-like substance on them, the outlet said. Both were charged with burglary and theft. Police recovered mail from other municipal mailboxes including Middletown and Atlantic Highlands, News12 says. Police reportedly found the sam…
Safe Boxes Should Be Added At Town Halls In Westchester For Mail-In Voting, Supervisor Says Safe Boxes Should Be Added At Town Halls In Westchester For Mail-In Voting, Supervisor Says
Safe Boxes Should Be Added At Town Halls In Westchester For Mail-In Voting, Supervisor Says The writer, Paul Feiner, is Greenburgh's town supervisor. Many voters complained during the June primary that they did not receive absentee ballots in a timely manner after they submitted the requests.  And, other voters worry that the postal service may lose the absentee ballots in the mail, depriving voters of their right to vote.  Or, that the ballots arrive after the deadline passed.  Our postal service is not very reliable - many letters are lost, sent to the wrong address. Inasmuch as we can't count on the Postal Service to send ballots to the right address in t…
Mahwah P.O. Box Holders: Pick Up Your Keys For Township's New Post Office This Week Mahwah P.O. Box Holders: Pick Up Your Keys For Township's New Post Office This Week
Mahwah P.O. Box Holders: Pick Up Your Keys For Township's New Post Office This Week Current P.O. box holders can pick up their keys for the new Mahwah post office through this Saturday. The keys are available at the temporary location on 46 Industrial Drive, Postmaster Michael Watts said. They will also be available at the new location when it opens this coming Monday, June 15, at 1037 MacArthur Boulevard. HOURS: Retail area open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday (not 4 p.m., as originally announced): Lobby from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The new 2,200-square-foot facility, replacing th…
Harrison, Union Men Sentenced For Bribing Mail Carriers To Steal Credit Cards Harrison, Union Men Sentenced For Bribing Mail Carriers To Steal Credit Cards
Harrison, Union Men Sentenced For Bribing Mail Carriers To Steal Credit Cards A 22-year-old man from Union was sentenced for his role in a wide-ranging scheme to bribe postal workers in exchange for credit cards being sent in the mail to customers, the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey said Tuesday.  Olagoke Araromi previously pleaded guilty to charges of bribery, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced to 61 months in prison.  Araromi and Moussa Dagno, 24, of Harrison bribed the postal employees for the cards, usually at a rate of $100 per card. The two would then activate the stolen cards and use them to buy clothes, electronics and other hi…
Leaky Roof Temporarily Closes Mahwah Post Office Leaky Roof Temporarily Closes Mahwah Post Office
Leaky Roof Temporarily Closes Mahwah Post Office A leaky roof has temporarily closed the Mahwah post office, USPS officials said Thursday. No mail was damaged and delivery to street addresses will not be affected, officials said. Post Office Box customers can pick up their mail at the Mahwah Carrier Annex on Industrial Avenue, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Ramsey and Saddle River post offices were suggested as alternatives by the USPS. There was no timetable of when the post office would reopen as of Thursday afternoon.
String Of Cashed Fraudulent, Altered Checks Under Investigation In Darien String Of Cashed Fraudulent, Altered Checks Under Investigation In Darien
String Of Cashed Fraudulent, Altered Checks Under Investigation In Darien Authorities are currently investigating the cause behind a string of fraudulent and altered checks that were cashed in Darien between Tuesday, Jan. 22 and Friday, Jan. 25. On Wednesday, Jan. 23, the complainant stated that she dropped off four outgoing checks into the post office depository two days earlier. She received a notification from her bank stating that fraudulent activity was suspected. She then discovered that a check that was originally written to Optimum for $233.32 had been changed and deposited in the amount of $4,989.03. On Thursday, Jan. 24, the complainant said that she pu…
Fair Lawn Detective Continues To Nail Mailbox Check Thieves Fair Lawn Detective Continues To Nail Mailbox Check Thieves
Fair Lawn Detective Continues To Nail Mailbox Check Thieves He did it again: A Fair Lawn detective continues to bust people cashing checks stolen from a local post office drop box. Once again, the missing item -- a cashier's check for $6,600 -- had been mailed at the Radburn Post Office. And once again, Detective Paul Donohue traced it. Donohue arrested 20-year-old Miguel Ortiz of Paterson, who "admitted to cashing the check into an ATM machine for another [person]," Sgt. Brian Metzler. Ortiz was released pending a court hearing on charges of theft by deception and receiving stolen property. Meanwhile, an investigation was continuing. In recent …
Thefts Continue: Drop Boxes Pried Open, Mail Stolen In Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Midland Park Thefts Continue: Drop Boxes Pried Open, Mail Stolen In Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Midland Park
Thefts Continue: Drop Boxes Pried Open, Mail Stolen In Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Midland Park Someone used a crow bar to pry open a postal drop box in front of the Ridgewood Post Office on Ridgewood Avenue over the weekend. This time, though, the thieves left nearly a dozen pieces of mail behind. It was the second time in a week that bandits hit that same box in front of the East Ridgewood Avenue post office. Two other drop boxes on North Walnut Street, next to the post office, were broke into, as well. Another two were discovered broken into on Monday -- one at the corner of East Ridgewood Avenue and Cottage Place, the other on Cottage Place in front of the Ridgewood Board of Educ…
More Checks Reported Stolen, Cashed From Postal Boxes In Glen Rock, Fair Lawn More Checks Reported Stolen, Cashed From Postal Boxes In Glen Rock, Fair Lawn
More Checks Reported Stolen, Cashed From Postal Boxes In Glen Rock, Fair Lawn More victims have come forward to report checks stolen -- and later cashed -- from mailboxes outside post offices in Glen Rock and Fair Lawn, authorities said. Several other towns have had similar incidents in recent weeks. The latest reports came from a Glen Rock man who mailed a $3,101.56 check from the collection box outside the Glen Avenue post office on Nov. 11 only to have it cashed by thieves, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. Another resident who mailed three checks totaling $897.17 on the same day also had those stolen and cashed, the chief said. These were added to rep…
USPS 'Persistent Service Problems' In Area Spurs Maloney To Act USPS 'Persistent Service Problems' In Area Spurs Maloney To Act
USPS 'Persistent Service Problems' In Area Spurs Maloney To Act After receiving nearly two dozen complaints from Hudson Valley residents in Middletown, New Windsor, and Westchester County, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney sent a letter to Ronald Stroman, the Deputy Postmaster General at the United States Postal Service (USPS) formally asking the agency to resolve delivery problems.  In the letter, dated April 4, Maloney outlined the numerous complaints his office has received ranging from delayed delivery to the total disappearance of packages. “Americans have come to expect fast and dependable mail delivery because USPS has always done such a great job, …