On October 18, the Mill Creek Police Department reported that the master keys from a mail carrier were stolen (http://ssnoccrimewatch.blogspot.com/2016/10/mill-creek-master-postal-keys-stolen.html). The master keys opened community mailboxes in the 98012 and 98021 zip codes.
According to this morning’s The Herald, the U.S. Postal Service is replacing mailbox locks in the Mill Creek area.
Also, an investigation continues into the theft. Investigators are looking for two women and one male who could face federal felony charges.
Until the locks are replaced, authorities remind everyone to remain vigilant with their mail. Take outgoing mail to the post office or other secure location. The blue mailboxes are still secure since the master keys that were stolen do not open those mailboxes. Also, if you see anyone acting suspiciously around your mailbox call 911.