Mail Theft on the Rise

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MEDFORD, Ore. — Police say mail theft is on the rise in Southern Oregon. They say one reason is that they’re unable to keep criminals locked up.

This weekend police arrested Cameron Davis, a man with seven outstanding felony charges of mail and identity theft. He tried to make a purchase at the Dollar Tree using someone else’s card.

Davis has been arrested in the past for stealing mail from over a hundred people and committing identity theft, but never stayed there longer than a day. Authorities say it’s because there’s no room.

“Property crimes, a lot of times it’s a revolving door. They’re in, they’re in for like four hours, and they’re out,” said Medford Police Sgt. Brent Mak.

Police says they have to prioritize person-to-person crimes like assault. They advise that you keep your mailboxes locked up or use a P.O. box to avoid the risk of mail and identity theft.

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  1. Lisa says:

    It might help if the city let us have boxes out front of our own houses. When they fixed my street the boxes were moved down the street, 5 or 6 boxes on one post.
    Now I have to admit to my teenage son that he may not have been paranoid when he thought we weren’t getting enough mail! He insisted someone was taking it, and wanted to set up a camera to catch them at it!
    I am missing an important article of mail from Kentucky that was mailed last Thursday.

    I will assume the “there’s no room” where Davis never stayed is the jail?

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