Eric A. Beck (Schaumburg Police Department)

Schaumburg Police Nab Pair Of Suspects After Dozens Of Mailboxes Are Smashed

Patrol units responded to calls around 1 a.m. Monday that a white vehicle was driving in the Kingsport subdivision while a passenger smashed mailboxes with a pipe.


This is an example of the wrong-color paint jobs that have irked the U.S. Postal Service. (U.S. Postal Service)

Not So Special Delivery: Someone’s Painting Defaced Mailboxes The Wrong Color

The mailboxes start out blue. Then, probably after some graffiti is scrawled on them, someone is painting over them in green or black paint.


Ornate brass mailbox slots like this are being targeted by thieves in one South Side neighborhood. (CBS)

Brass Mailbox Slots Not Safe In One Chicago Neighborhood

Ornate brass mailbox slots are being ripped out of South Side homes, to be sold for scrap metal. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2012


Pipe Bomb Found In Western Springs Mailbox

Every mailbox in Western Springs was checked by police in Western Springs and U.S. Postal Inspectors overnight, after a pipe bomb was found in one earlier.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2011