Mail delivery stops for street after residents of one house cause problem, neighbors say

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NORTHGLENN, Colo. -- No mail, no delivery, nothing from the U.S. Postal Service. That's the reality for a Northglenn neighborhood after an entire street was cut off from deliveries.

“We just feel stuck," Brianna Johnston said. “We don’t get mail anymore, delivered to our homes. The entire street doesn’t.”

There are dozens of empty boxes along the Clarkson Street cul-de-sac, but only one house is to blame for the problem.

The USPS says that house is where one of its carriers was threatened multiple times.

One neighbor said she saw the whole thing.

“They just started threatening her, saying don’t ever show up here again, we’ll kill you, and called her the 'c' word, the 'b' word, threw f- bombs,” resident Kelly Bott said.

It's policy for the agency to protect its own, and that's why the carrier no longer delivers to that street.

Now neighbors are forced to pick up their mail at the nearest post office.

“It’s not an immediate risk, but we’re definitely off the grid,” resident Buz Wright said.

“Very frustrating,” Johnston said.

The neighborhood is fed up, but no one feels the effects of no mail more than one person.

“Our elderly neighbor that’s 93 years old,” Johnston said.

“It’s a lot of trouble because I’m not driving, I can’t drive,” 93-year-old Richard Miyoshi said.

The USPS says local police and its federal agents are investigating. It also said the ceased service isn't long term, but it doesn't know when deliveries will resume.

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