Police Seek Suspect In North Salt Lake Mail Carrier Assault

Mar 17, 2021, 10:52 PM

NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah – Police were hoping Wednesday that surveillance video of a suspect vehicle would lead to the driver they said attacked a mail carrier along his route.

Sgt. Mitch Gwilliam with the North Salt Lake Police Department said officers responded to an area near 800 North Durham Drive Sunday evening on a report that a mail worker had been assaulted and had been knocked unconscious.

“Apparently the guy just confronted him and just cold knocked him,” Gwilliam said.

Police were circulating surveillance video of a Honda CRV with partial Utah license plate No. W15.

According to a witness who asked not to be identified over safety concerns, the attacker yelled, “If you ever drive like that again I will kill you,” and then threw a punch.

The witness told KSL the mail carrier told him he was delivering mail at a nearby apartment complex when a driver was backing out and nearly hit his mail truck.

The SUV then apparently followed the mail worker onto Durham Drive, the witness said.

“(It was) just a heinous assault,” Gwilliam said. “This is a first for me in 25 years that I’ve been here — to have a postal worker assaulted, in any way, shape or form, especially this bad.”

Neighbor Nicole Jensen saw the police presence in the neighborhood Sunday and was also was in disbelief of what occurred.

“My heart goes out to him,” Jensen said. “(I) hope that he’s doing OK and will be OK, but it’s just a sad situation.”

Anybody with information was asked to call North Salt Lake police at 801-298-6000.

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Police Seek Suspect In North Salt Lake Mail Carrier Assault