Park City mailbox torn open in traffic accident
A driver badly damaged a mailbox outside the Park Avenue post office, the Park City Police Department said, putting it out of commission as mail volume was expected to increase as holiday cards and gifts are sent.
The damage occurred on Friday. Phil Kirk, a Police Department captain, said the report was logged at 4:12 p.m. that day. He said someone called the police indicating the mailbox had “a large hole in it” and mail on the inside was exposed. The location is next to the Park Avenue police station. Kirk said some of the bolts that secured the mailbox to the ground were dislodged.
Kirk said an officer found the intake slide of the mailbox had been ripped open. The hole measured approximately 18 inches by 12 inches, he said. Kirk said the damage did not appear to be intentional. Kirk said it was not known by early in the week whether any mail was missing.
Kirk said the Police Department gathered evidence to a suspect. He said there is a possibility the case could be screened for a charge of leaving the scene of an accident.
The mailbox on Monday morning was not operational. Yellow police tape was posted on the mailbox.
The Park City Police Department continues to investigate a series of vehicle burglaries in the overnight hours between Monday and Tuesday, indicating most of the cases were on the same street in Old Town.