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Juveniles detained for mail tampering

Sunday, June 10, 2012

According to officials with the Clay County Sheriff's Department, two local juveniles were transported to a juvenile detention facility Sunday after allegedly tampering with mailboxes.

According to information provided by the department, deputies were dispatched at approximately 6 a.m., Sunday, to an area along State Road 340, between County Road 200 West and County Road 300 West, regarding the alleged tampering.

Upon arrival, deputies noticed several pieces of mail scattered along SR 340. Deputies spoke with a witness who reported seeing subjects entering mailboxes and tampering with mail.

The witness provided information that led to a residence where two juveniles were questioned about the matter.

During the interview, deputies discovered the juveniles entered several mailboxes in the area.

The juveniles, according to information, opened several pieces of mail and "discarded what didn't interest them along SR 340."

The juveniles allegedly kept several items from the mailboxes.

The juveniles, according to information, are preliminarily being detained for felony theft, and criminal trespass and criminal mischief -- both of which are misdemeanors.

The two were later transported to a juvenile detention facility until they could appear in court.

Deputies contacted several of the victims along SR 340 to inform them of the situation.

However, deputies stated they are concerned there may be mail missing from mailboxes that may go unnoticed.

Those living along SR 340, between CR 200 W and CR 300 W, are encouraged to inspect their mailboxes for tampering in addition to monitor bills to ensure they are not missing any.

For more information, contact the Clay County Sheriff's Department at 446-2535.

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Tampering with the U.S. Mail is a Federal offense.

-- Posted by My Dime on Sun, Jun 10, 2012, at 9:37 PM

Not in Clay County,Indiana. Know this for a fact, I had medicine stolen from me that I get from VA in Indianpolis. A postal employee took it and no charges filed from Clay County, I didn't even get a sorry about that. VA thought I was double dipping on my meds, Unitas States Postal drug chief, "we will handle it"--------yeah right. The person that got my meds was charged for having a DVD she took.

-- Posted by smallguysmalltown on Wed, Jun 13, 2012, at 10:46 AM

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