Over 200 pieces of mail stolen in Powell Butte PO burglary found abandoned near Oakridge
POWELL BUTTE, Ore. (KTVZ) – More than 200 pieces of mail stolen in a recent burglary at the Powell Butte Post Office have been found dumped in a rural area near State Route 58 just east of Oakridge , according to Crook County Sheriff’s Deputies.
The Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Postal Service investigated a Jan. 16 burglary at the Powell Butte facility, where numerous mail and packages were stolen.
Ten days later and 120 miles away, the sheriff’s office responded Wednesday to a citizen’s report of mail found in the area off Highway 58 and recovered more than 200 pieces of mail taken during break-ins in many post office boxes.
Deputies said several of the postal items recovered contained personal information, putting the intended recipients at risk of identity theft.
They offered this advice in a Facebook post:
The Crook County Sheriff’s Office strongly encourages everyone involved to keep a close watch on:
• Accounts and bank statements
• Credit card accounts and statements
• Explanation of the medical benefits of individual health plans
If your identity is stolen, it is recommended that you take immediate action to avoid any loss.
Call one of the national credit reporting companies and request that a 90-day fraud alert be placed on your records:
Trans Union 1-800-680-7289
Order your credit report and look for any suspicious activity.
Create an identity theft report
File a complaint with the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint or 1-800-877-438-4338
Contact the Crook County Sheriff’s Office at 541-447-6398 to file a police report.