Mail is going missing in at least one neighborhood of La Cañada Flintridge, according to one resident. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel are investigating to determine if mail thieves are at work.
Jim Short, who lives on Journey’s End Drive, said that on Aug. 19, Aug. 29 and Sept. 4 his mailbox, along with those of his neighbors who had curbside boxes, were found open and emptied. Short said he also found mail belonging to several other La Cañada residents discarded on his street, which he gave to the investigating deputy.
Sgt. Ray Harley of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station said that mail theft is primarily used for identity theft or check forging.