There has been a rash of mail box thefts in Ripon, the police department reported Wednesday.
Thieves have been breaking into community mailboxes during the night, according to Sgt. Steve Merchant.
He said residents should collect mail from community mailboxes and singular mailboxes on a daily basis. Outgoing mail that contains checks, currency or other valuables should be taken directly to the post office for delivery.
Police ask residents to immediately report suspicious activity near community mailboxes.