Looking at the SPD crime map there have been dozens of police reports for identity theft in the Loyal Heights/North Beach/Blue Ridge area over the past month. It seems like too many at once for it to be a coincidence, though only a few are listed as ‘mail theft’ as well so it’s not clear how it’s happening. Any idea what’s going on?
Mail thefts (which can precede identity thefts) may not be noticed. There were a bunch of mail boxes rifled in early March in the Crown Hill and Blue Ridge areas. I tried to report to SPD that there was mail pulled out of boxes and laying on ground. I don’t think they took my complaint seriously and they didn’t send anyone out to investigate. The report did not show up on SPD’s crime map.