USPS Temporarily Suspends Deliveries to Wealthy Santa Monica Neighborhood Due to Multiple Attacks on Mail Carriers

A United States Postal Service (USPS) worker unloads packages from his truck. Mail service has been suspended in a Santa Monica neighborhood due to recent assaults on letter carriers

Santa Monica police arrested the man suspected of assaulting or harassing three letter carriers in a three-month period – but he is back on the street because authorities say his crimes aren’t enough to keep him behind bars.

Residents of the 1300 block of 14th Street haven’t gotten their mail for half a week because of three attacks by Davon Ray Morgan, 38, on postal workers since January, according to the United States Postal Service.

‘Delivery is temp suspended; this is an unusual, but a necessary step to protect our employees,’ USPS spokeswoman Natasha Garvin tweeted on Monday.

Morgan was arrested on April 6 on vandalism and drug paraphernalia charges unrelated to the postal worker incidents, but he was released Monday because of a no-cash-bail pandemic measure.

‘Current Los Angeles County Emergency Bail Orders state certain misdemeanors are not subject to pre-trial detention, but instead the offender is provided a citation and released,’ Santa Monica police spokeswoman Lt. Erika Aklufi said.

Morgan has not been charged with the attacks on the letter carriers, but the Santa Monica Police Department confirms he is the suspect.

In the first attack, on January 19, the neighborhood’s long-time letter carrier was attacked with a broomstick at 14th Street and Arizona Avenue, three blocks from the beach.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Janon Fisher

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