Reading post office vandalism

Someone tore up part of the lobby at the Reading Post Office Monday. This could be a federal crime.

The Emporia Gazette

Lyon County authorities want to know who ransacked the Reading Post Office.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office posted a picture of the damage on Facebook Tuesday. Authorities say someone vandalized the lobby sometime after 2 p.m. Monday.

The attacker spent time “destroying boxes, signs and leaving throughout the lobby,” a statement said.

The statement did not say if any mail was stolen. Yet the damage could be a federal offense.

The U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General website says “destruction or theft of Postal Service property” is a “general crime.” The USPS has an Office of Investigations which handles such cases.

People with information about what happened in Reading can call Lyon County Crime Stoppers at 620-342-2273 or the Sheriff’s Office 620-341-3205.

Tips also can be left online by filling out a Postal Inspection Service web form.

(2) comments

Rationa1

Probably someone protesting a likely school bond issue.

Aim_High

This looks like it would take 15 seconds to pick up... it doesn't look like "ransacked" or "ruined" apply here, but maybe there's more damage than whats shown.

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