Channahon Community Alert: Police Advise on Mail Safety After Reports of Open Mailboxes


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Channahon, IL – Residents in Channahon have reported multiple open mailboxes along Municipal and Northern Illinois Drive over the weekend. While no items have been reported missing so far, the Channahon Police Department is urging the community to exercise mail safety, especially during the holiday and tax seasons.

According to the Channahon Police, the discovery was made recently, and they have issued several tips for residents to protect their mail. These include reporting suspicious activities immediately, as only USPS employees should access mailboxes. The police also recommend depositing sensitive or valuable mail directly at the post office, using USPS’s free informed delivery service, and avoiding leaving mail in mailboxes overnight. 

Additionally, residents are advised to contact the issuing agency immediately if expected checks or valuable items do not arrive. Other suggestions include notifying the Post Office of any address changes, refraining from sending cash through the mail, and informing the Post Office when being out of town. 

Channahon Police also encourage the community to report suspected mail theft to them and the Postal Inspector and consider starting a neighborhood watch program. This initiative can help in monitoring each other’s mailboxes and homes by sharing work and vacation schedules with trusted friends and neighbors.


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