Sheriff’s Department see increase in mail theft in Eddy County

ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) – You better keep a close eye on your mail if you live in Eddy County.

The Sheriff’s Department says it’s seeing a number of mail thefts in the Artesia area. The area getting hit the hardest is Atoka.

Detectives are asking people for help identifying those responsible but are also reminding people to report suspicious activity, especially now that the holiday season is here and people will be getting even more deliveries. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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