Rash of mail thefts and two arrests in Lake Forest Park

Thursday, November 20, 2014

On November 17, dozens of residents in Lake Forest Park discovered that their mail boxes, both locking and unsecured, had been broken into. Over 40 reports of mail theft occurred in the Southern end of the City.

The thieves had traveled through the City, stopping and breaking into virtually every set of mail boxes on their path. 

Police had no leads or clues.

Then, on the evening of the next day, November 18, officers stopped two subjects in the south part of town. Both were on bicycles and had no reasonable explanation for being in the area. Both had outstanding warrants and were arrested at that time.

In their possession, they had mail and other items that were obviously stolen in LFP and Seattle. And, one of the subjects was riding a bicycle confirmed to be stolen.

Officers are working the follow-up and touching base with some of the LFP victims to verify the stolen mail items.


Anonymous,  November 21, 2014 at 4:15 PM  

I installed a locking mailbox, the big-box steel design. Almost impenetrable. Then last Friday I found my neighbor's mail scattered all over the place. It was well worth the $100.

Anonymous,  June 6, 2016 at 1:04 PM  

I, also, installed a locking mailbox, the big-box steel design. If the thief wants in, the thief will find a way. The lock was busted out and mail gone week of May 30, probably Wednesday or Thursday night. Ours was the box at the end of a row of 10 similar steep mailboxes. Ours was the only one broken into. We live in Shoreline on 24th Ave NE.

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