Criminals target Overdale Park mailboxes

August 31, 2010

By Staff

Vandals damaged several mailboxes in the Overdale Park neighborhood overnight last week. Police said the culprits forced the locks open and scattered mail on the ground.

The incident occurred before 6:53 a.m. Aug. 25 — the time a homeowner alerted police to the vandalism. The officer discovered the lower doors of the secured boxes hanging open. Residents reported mail scattered on the ground throughout the neighborhood. Police encouraged residents to contact the Issaquah Police Department individually if vandals targeted their mailbox.

Police did not know the estimated cost of the damage.

Find information about replacement locks on the Overdale Park Homeowners Association website,

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One Response to “Criminals target Overdale Park mailboxes”

  1. Jenny DB on September 13th, 2010 2:02 pm

    Also, this is not an issue of mailbox “vandalism” but mail-identity theft. Criminals do not pry open locking mailboxes for fun. They are looking for your personal information for identity theft, such as bank statements, credit card offers and more. They often discard junk mail that is not useful to them – hence the piles of mail on the ground.

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