Mail being stolen at apartments
The Yuma Police Department is investigating several recent reports of theft and criminal damage of mailboxes at three apartment complexes.
The mailboxes have all been pried open and some mail is missing.
Yuma police say no suspect information is currently available, but the department encourages anyone who may witness a person or persons tampering with or damaging mailboxes or other suspicious activity to contact their local law enforcement agency.
The public is also being asked to keep an eye out for suspicious persons or vehicles and to trust their instincts and report unusual activity to the police department immediately.
The following can be used as a guideline on how to report to police:
• Give your name and address.
• Briefly describe what happened, when, where and who was involved if they know.
• Describe the suspect: clothing, race, approximate height and weight, hair and eye color if known, best estimate of age, scars, marks or tattoos.
• Describe the suspect vehicle: license plate number if known, color and type of car, truck, motorcycle and make if known; last known direction the vehicle was going; and any special features such as stickers, dents or decals.
YPD believes there may be unreported thefts and encourages anyone who may be a victim to call 373-4700, or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.
James Gilbert can be reached at email@example.com or 539-6854. Find him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/YSJamesGilbert or on Twitter @YSJamesGilbert.