Mail Thefts On the Rise

Ukiah Police Chief Chris Dewey says the area has seen an increase mail thefts lately. Dewey said most of the mail thefts reported this month have been on the south side of town, affect­ing streets like Betty and Lor­raine, as well as Helen Avenue. Dewey says mail is a tar­get because peo­ple are send­ing money and gift cards, and credit card com­pa­nies are mail­ing new card offers and blank checks. Dewey said the best thing to do is have your mail deliv­ered to a post office box, or use a locked mail box. He also says neigh­bors should keep an eye on each other’s homes and call police if they see any­thing suspicious.