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Rash of mail thefts chafe Glen Ellen and Kenwood

Perps are tough to catch

By Melissa Dowling

Readers of the Kenwood Press reported recent mail thefts in the vicinity of Arnold Drive and Hill Road in Glen Ellen, and Adobe Canyon Road in Kenwood. Security camera footage spotted a small, dark-colored Toyota pick-up truck with its hazard lights flashing on Adobe Canyon Road at about 2:00 a.m. in the act of trying to steal mail.

A resident of Warm Springs Road startled mail thieves in the act late last year. The scofflaws dropped the junk mail, but escaped with a book that had been sent as a gift to the victim. The victim alerted the Sheriff, who confirmed that mail theft is on the rise and the best way to prevent it is to install a locking mailbox.