Inspectors looking into alleged assault of Oak Harbor mail carrier

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is looking for witnesses to an alleged assault of a mail carrier in Oak Harbor on March 2.

The alleged assault occurred in Whidbey Island Naval Air Station housing, in the 2300 block of Oriole Street, at about 4 p.m., according to postal inspector Jeremy Leder.

The investigation is still continuing, but the initial report is that the verbal argument between the mailman and resident preceded the assault, Leder said. The assault took place several blocks away from the alleged assailant’s home.

According to the initial 911 report, the assailant’s dog also attacked the mailman, but Leder said the investigator is still looking into the extent the pet may have played in the incident.

The letter carrier was injured and had to go to the hospital for treatment.

If a charge is filed, Leder said, it would likely be in federal court.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the postal inspection serve at 1-877-876-2455.


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