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.