TRUCKEE, Cal. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Tuesday morning the Truckee Police Department received numerous reports of mail being stolen or tampered with from residential mailboxes in the Glenshire area.
Truckee Police want residents to promptly collect their mail from street-side mailboxes as soon as possible on a daily basis. Criminals often use mailboxes as a source for collecting personal information to use for identity theft.
It is not unusual for mail theft to increase during the holiday season with the number of packages being shipped and delivered, as well as cash gifts being sent in holiday cards.
Truckee Police also ask residents that may find themselves victim of identity theft, to report the activity to the police department.