A postal investigator from the U.S. Postal Service is investigating an incident of undelivered mail found dumped in a garbage can in the 1000 block of South Harvey Avenue in Oak Park. The mail was reportedly dumped by a Postal Service mail carrier, according to eyewitness accounts. If found guilty of desertion of mails, the mail carrier faces a year in prison and a hefty financial fine.
Oak Park resident Ernest Compere told police he was sitting in his vehicle near his house when he saw a postal carrier dumping about two boxes’ worth of undelivered mail into his neighbor Jim Kelly’s garbage can at 7:41 p.m., May 9. Kelly and his husband arrived home later that evening to find Compere, who declined Wednesday Journal’s interview request, standing near the large bin.