CARMI – The White County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary reported Sunday morning at the U.S. Post Office on West Main in Crossville.
According to an incident report from the sheriff’s office, an employee noticed someone entered the restricted access of the building and said it appeared as though several packages and envelopes had been tampered with after arriving to the post office around 11:15. The employee noted the door to the restricted area was locked and it’s likely entry was made through the security screen.
The employee and responding officer then went into the restricted area and found a number of packages and envelopes opened with their contents emptied. The officer saw a large number of envelopes that had been cut open in the trash can behind the clerk’s desk.
The employee told the officer that she had contacted the postmaster about the incident and responded to the scene. Subsequently, the postmaster told the officer she contacted the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. They requested the facility to be processed as a crime scene and to be secured until the scene could be processed.
Police said there’s no indication of who may be responsible for the burglary.