• Atlantic Beach neighbors concerned about packages left in mailboxes

    By: Deanna Bettineschi , Action News Jax


    Neighbors in the an Atlantic Beach neighborhood say a postal carrier left packages on top of their mailboxes several times last week.

    Neighbors in the Ocean Walk neighborhood said their usual mail carrier brings the packages to the door.

    They said this past week, they believe they had a substitute. 

    Julian Johnson does tree work in the area and saw what neighbors were talking about.

    “I’ve seen a lot of that stuff and the mail shouldn’t do that kind of stuff,” Johnson said.

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    We took their concerns to the U.S. Postal Service.

    A postal service official said it’s protocol that if a package doesn’t fit into the mailbox or if no one is home, the carrier is supposed to leave a note asking the resident to pick up the item at the post office.

    A spokeswoman said the postal service apologizes for what happened and will look into who did it and review proper protocol with the worker.

    The postal service has not yet confirmed whether the carrier on Friday and Saturday was a substitute. 

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