Retail operations at two Houston post offices have been temporarily suspended, with the United States Postal Service (USPS) citing safety concerns for its customers and employees.
The Greens North Post Office at 1530 Greensmark Dr. in north Houston closed to customers on Wednesday, while the Medical Center Post Office at 7205 Almeda Rd. in the south part of the city has been limited to P.O. Box service since Aug. 28, USPS announced Wednesday in a pair of news releases. Agency spokesperson Nikki Johnson wrote in an email Thursday that both locations are undergoing building repairs, adding that the Medical Center branch was damaged by a vehicle crash on Aug. 26.
There also has been a regular police presence at both locations during the last six months, according to the Houston Police Department. Spokesperson Shay Awosiyan said HPD has received five burglary calls to the Medical Center Post Office since late March, with the most recent incident occurring Sept. 9, while HPD has been called to the Greenspoint-area location 17 times during the last six months, including for a burglary, a theft, a threat by phone and two crisis intervention responses.