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Blairstown police issue warning to residents amid uptick in mail thefts

BLAIRSTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – The Blairstown Township Police Department is warning residents to be careful with their mail after an increase in mail theft.

Many of these cases have resulted in a financial loss as a result of having their mail stolen and or their identity compromised, police said.

Here are some tips to protect yourself from possible mail theft:

  • Collect your mail from your mailbox every day as soon as possible after it is delivered. Do not allow mail to accumulate, even in a locked mailbox.
  • Deposit outgoing mail into blue collection boxes before the final pick up of the same day of deposit. Check the pick-up schedule posted on the box to ensure your mail will not sit in the box overnight or over the weekend.
  • If you have concerns about security in your neighborhood, place mail in a secure receptacle at your place of business or inside at a Post Office.
  • When expecting packages to be delivered, monitor tracking at so you know when to expect your shipment. A new U.S. Postal Service feature provides email and text alerts to notify customers of package delivery – sign up at You can go to this same website to have the Post Office hold your mail if you are absent from your home for a period of time.
  • If you see any suspicious substance, such as glue or other sticky product on the mailbox, please contact your local Post Office to report it and notify Postal Inspectors.
  • Immediately report any suspicious activity to local police.

You can report mail theft, identity theft, fraud or other crimes involving the U.S. Mail online 24/7 by visiting the Inspection Service website at (Select “contact us” and then “file a complaint.”)

If you see a mail thief at work, call your local police department immediately, then call the Postal Inspectors at 877-876-2455.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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