Update at 11:15am: The Sonora Police Department reports that after conferring with the US Postal Service it was determined that the mail burglary occurred sometime between noon on Sunday and 12am today. The postal service had last collected the mail from the box on Sunday afternoon, and when it was discovered to be vandalized early this morning, there was still some mail inside. It is unclear the exact point when the burglary occurred.
Original story posted at 7am: Sonora, CA — Over the New Year’s holiday weekend the drive up postal drop box was burglarized at the main Sonora post office on South Washington Street.
The police department reports that an unknown amount of mail was taken from the box. If you noticed any suspicious activity, or have any information about the whereabouts of the mail, you should call the Sonora PD at 209-532-8141. The police department encourages anyone who dropped mail containing checks or credit card information in the box to closely monitor your account for unauthorized transactions. It is unclear when exactly the mail was stolen. We’ll pass along more information if it becomes available.