Cluster Mailboxes Vandalized – Mail Theft Suspected

On 05/05/15, the Sheriff’s Office responded to four different locations regarding vandalized cluster mailboxes. The first call was received at about 7:30 AM where the rear doors were pried off of about 12 mailboxes in the area of Tourmaline Way and Spinal Circle in Cameron Park. A second mailbox cluster had been broken into in the same area, the same way, on Tourmaline Way and Hastings Drive.

Deputies responded to another mailbox cluster where the rear mailbox doors were pried open. The size of the mailbox cabinet was about the same, containing about 12 mailboxes. They were located in the 2800 block on Aquamarine Circle.

The fourth report was taken in the area of Buckhorn and Starbuck Road. At 8:46 AM, the Sheriff’s Office was notified the rear panel was pried or peeled off of a cluster mailbox cabinet. Without knowing what was in the mailboxes at the time, it is difficult to determine what, if anything was taken.

Anyone who may have seen a person or vehicle in the vicinity of the mailboxes that didn’t look right, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (530) 621-5655 or send us a message at by selecting the Anonymous Crime Tip tab on the left side of the page. If you receive your own mail in a cluster mailbox near your home, please be diligent and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement, day or night. Any descriptions or license plate numbers of the suspicious activity would be very helpful.

Lt. Tom Murdoch