State police: 6-week investigation finds Lee man stole from neighbor’s mailbox

LEE, NY — On June 20, 2018, troopers began investigation into an ongoing issue of mail missing from a mail box in the town of Lee.

The complainant, suspecting that his mail was being stolen, set up an “Informed Delivery” account with the U.S. Postal Service. An “Informed delivery” allows the user to see scanned images of each piece of mail prior to its delivery.

After confirming that several pieces of mail were never received, the New York State Police conducted a six week investigation with the assistance of the Rome Post Office, a postal investigator and mail carrier for the route.

As a result of the investigation, Edward A. Davis, age 69, from Felton Avenue in Lee, NY, was arrested for the mail theft. Davis was charged with (2) counts of Petit Larceny (A-Misdemeanor), Criminal Tampering 3rd degree (A-misdemeanor) and Harassment 2nd degree (violation).

Mr. Davis was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the town of Lee Court on August 22, 2018 at 4:30 PM.