Early Tuesday morning, there was a break-in at post office in Esko, resulting in several stolen packages and mail. Marilyn Miller, a resident in Esko talked about this incident is a scary concern to many in the community. “They did break in and they went into the post office. The boxes of the residents that went there and they did some damage and stuff, some of the equipment won’t work. So it sounds like they might have to lock all the doors at night for a while.” Miller said.
Residents in Esko are not only worried about the stolen packages, but the safety of the people who work at the post office. “So they’re doing the best they can. It’s just it’s kind of a big area. I just came for stamps before the price went up, they do a good delivery job.” Stolen packages and mail is a serious federal crime, and the punishment can lead to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Dan Danielson, the Chief Deputy at the Carlton County Sheriff’s office talked more about the ongoing investigation of the stolen packages. “We have the burglaries, in our county and we’re investigating them all to see if there’s any ties and relations as we would in any case. If there’s any commonalities or modus operandi that is similar and keep an eye out.” Danielson said.