Stolen vehicle used for rural mail delivery found; Postal Service vest, other items still missing


On Sept. 20, at 7:40 a.m., the Lane County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) received a report of a vehicle stolen from the parking lot of the Creswell Post Office. The vehicle, a white Subaru Legacy, is used to deliver mail in rural areas. At the time it was stolen, the car was carrying two U.S. MAIL magnets, a Postal Service safety vest and an amber light used on the vehicle when delivering mail.

Later that morning, shortly before 11 a.m., stolen Subaru was located in the Cottage Grove area. While the vehicle was not found to have any damage, the U.S. MAIL magnets, Postal Service safety vest, (pictured) and amber light were all missing.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is asking community members to be on the lookout for any rural mail vehicles or carriers they are not familiar with, and to report suspicious behavior such as the removal of mail from multiple mailboxes, to 541-682-4141, referencing Sheriff’s Office case number 18-6431.

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