Mail Theft in Topeka, KS

KTKA News reports mail theft on the rise, puts you at risk for ID theft

In Topeka, Kansas, mail theft is on the rise. Mail carriers are seeing a trend. Terry Cook, Postal Service Supervisor, explains “[Mail theives] are out there going through the mailboxes, taking what they want and dropping it off at other peoples’ mailboxes giving the impression that the post office is misdelivering the mail.”

Increasingly residents are finding their mail scattered along the street, or reported being “delivered” to neighbors’ mailboxes. The Police Department advises if you have a mailbox to make sure its secure, because it is easy for someone to come over, open it up, and steal your identity.

The report shows that an apartment complex cluster box was recently opened with a crowbar. The thieves were easily able to take the mail from all of the community’s residents. This highlights the importance of not only having a locking mailbox, but ensuring that your locking mailbox is truly secure, like the Mail Boss locking security mailbox.


  1. Marie Santos on January 31, 2009 at 10:22 pm

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  3. Dan Dachenhausen on May 30, 2019 at 8:40 am

    They keep stealing our mail out here. My name is Dan Dachenhausen and we live at 13250 sw 109th st.66431 They steal our newspaper, we get in the mail all, the time. The Topeka capitol Journal.,The mailman payss Rhonda Brooks to sort through the mai,l and steal I,t under neath the table .Erica Root helps. stealsthe mail out well. phone number 231-4241. We live at 13250 sw 109th street , Harveyville KS 66431 and our mailman is letting Rhonda Brooks daughter deliver the mail sometimes. She is constantly steeling our newspaper , The Topeka Capitol Journal that we are suppose to get in the mail every day.

  4. Dan Dachenhausen on May 30, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Hi, this is Dan Dachenhausen . Me and my parents live at 13250 Sw 109th St . Harveyville KS 66431. The postman out here lets Rhonda Brooks daughter deliver the mail for him sometimes and she steels our Topeka capitol Journal Newspaper. Erica Root helps steel the mail as well. The rumor has it out here that the women are blackmailing the postal carrier. My cell phone is 231-4241. Cody Thompson is being blackmailed as well and the Atwoods.

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