UNION, NJ – A United States Post Office employee dumped mail and abandoned a mail truck in Union two weekends ago, according to Union police.

On Saturday, May 4, at about 7:30 p.m., police received a call from a Union resident, who said he observed, via a remote camera, a mail carrier dump mail into his recycling bin. The officer who responded to the home confirmed that mail was in a garbage can.

Police say the mail was not junk or old mail but appeared to have been destined for delivery. The officer took custody of the mail until a postal representative could take possession of it.

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Additionally, a call into police headquarters alerted police to a parked mail truck, which was left in an undisclosed location, unoccupied for most of the day. Union police contacted the Union Post Office. The Post Office subsequently had someone respond and take possession of the truck.

Police say it appears that these incidents are related to a personnel issue at the Post Office.

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