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A warning label recently posted on a local mailbox.

Police have provided more information related to the recent spike in mailbox fishing incidents in Glendale, Maspeth and Ridgewood over the past month.

On Aug. 2, the 104th Precinct sent out another alert updating the community about the crimes and identifying specific mailboxes where the fishermen have been dropping a line. Detective Thomas Bell of the Community Affairs Unit also clarified that there were 15 incidents of mailbox fishing in the precinct’s most recent 28-day report, five of which are being investigated in other jurisdictions.

The update came after Councilman Robert Holden also issued an advisory about the local surge in mailbox fishing on Facebook.

The mailboxes at the following locations, some of which have already been retrofitted in an attempt to prevent mailbox fishing, were involved in the recent spree, according to Bell:

  • 69-36 Myrtle Ave. (near the Glendale USPS station)
  • Gates Avenue and Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood
  • 67th Place and Myrtle Avenue, Glendale
  • Fresh Pond Road and 59th Drive, Maspeth
  • Menahan Street and Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood
  • 76th Street and Myrtle Avenue, Glendale
  • 64th Place and Cooper Avenue, Glendale
  • 79th Place and 77th Avenue, Glendale
  • Fresh Pond Road and Putnam Avenue, Ridgewood
  • 75th Street and 78th Avenue, Glendale

The 104th Precinct has been in contact with the Postal Inspector for the area who is working alongside detectives to investigate the crimes. In the meantime, police urge residents to take extra care when mailing checks or other documents with sensitive information.


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