New Brighton gets an uptick in mail thefts

The New Brighton Department of Public Safety received a string of reports regarding mail thefts occurring over the past several days throughout the city. 

According to the department, one resident observed a white woman, who appeared to be in her 30s, driving a silver sedan and stealing mail from a mailbox. Perhaps unsatisfied with her findings, the woman was then seen throwing the mail on the ground before fleeing the area.

Police are asking residents with outdoor surveillance cameras in the area of Tioga Boulevard or the 400-700 blocks of 11th Avenue NW to review camera footage to help determine if there was any suspicious behavior around mailboxes in any of the recordings. If so, the department asks the residents to call 651-288-4100.

New Brighton police are advising residents to not mail anything out of curbside mailboxes and are instead encouraging them to utilize official U.S Postal Service Drop Boxes. 

“We are also asking anyone who sees anyone removing items from a mailbox to note the vehicle description and the license plate and immediately call 911,” the department said in a statement. 


Jesse Poole can be reached at or at 651-748-7815. Follow him at



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