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USPS calls for investigation after mail stops in Miamisburg neighborhood

Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 10:00 PM
Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 5:54 AM

Road rage a possible cause for stopped mail service in Miamisburg

An incident described as a suspected case of road rage led to mail not being delivered in a Miamisburg neighborhood for three days and renewed interest from police about what led to the stopped service.

  • Mail delivery stopped for three days in Miamisburg
  • Delivery disruption came after suspected road rage 
  • Postal officials conducted an investigation
  • Mail delivery has resumed

“Mail was suspended because the USPS was following the recommendation from the United States Postal Inspection Service to conduct a safety investigation,” said Naddia Dhalai, strategic communication specialist with the U.S. Postal Service regional office in Cleveland. 

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She offered an explanation about the disruption in mail delivery on several streets including Pearl Street for Saturday, Monday and Tuesday when an official with the post office branch in Miamisburg refused to respond to questions from WHIO-TV’s Sean Cudahy. 

The official in Cleveland said deliveries were restored Wednesday. 

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According to a witness who asked not to be named, two young men sped up to a letter carrier’s vehicle on Friday, got out and chased the letter carrier down an alley. 

“They started screaming stuff at him and actually physically getting out of the car,” the witness said. He then ran from his house, chasing the two men because he didn't want anything to happen to the letter carrier. 

“They needed to leave the mailman alone, I wasn’t going to let them jump him. He was just doing his job.”

Police did not take a report, but have since decided to investigate further when they were told mail wasn’t being delivered after what happened.