Postal carrier assaulted in Fairfield

By From page A3 | December 08, 2012

FAIRFIELD — The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is looking for leads concerning a postal carrier who got shot with either a pellet gun, BB gun or some other type of firearm while delivering mail Wednesday on Utah Street.

This carrier went to the hospital and was released, said Pauline Bellinger, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Inspectors are investigating the case, but know of no motive for the attack, she said.

Assaulting a postal employee is a federal crime. The agency has a standing $50,000 reward in such cases for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect. People with information can call 877-876-2455.

“We are very desirous of finding the perpetrator of this crime,” Bellinger said.

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Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • WoodyDecember 08, 2012 - 5:17 am

    I hope that money is ample reward to bring information forward. The person doing this is dangerous to everyone. Very serious actions.

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  • Rich GiddensDecember 08, 2012 - 11:23 am

    I thought measure P was supposed to stop Fairfield from turning into Vallejo. I guess you need to feed the welfare state and the police state some more with higher taxes and spending.

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