Still No Arrests Made in Niverville Post Office Break-In


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The Niverville post office, site of a recent break-in Joey Villanueva

When Tara Friesen drove by the Niverville Post Office on the morning of December 14 and saw an RCMP presence outside, she knew something was up. Later that day, a call confirmed her fears. Not only had there been a break-in, but the Christmas gift she had ordered for her husband was missing.

In fact, the video game Friesen had intended to put under the tree was one of 19 parcels stolen that day, according to RCMP Media Relations Officer Tara Seel.

Seel reports that the break-in occurred at about 6:20 that morning. When RCMP arrived to investigate, they found parcels strewn on the floor throughout the post office. The only damage was to the inside door of the building. Seel adds that the investigation is ongoing and thus far no arrests have been made. 

Luckily for Friesen, the still-at-large grinch—or grinches—responsible for this crime wasn’t completely successful in stealing her Christmas. Thanks to the help of post office staff. 

“I’m sure they had a lot going on, but she took the time answering my questions and were genuinely sorry about the gift being gone,” Friesen recalls. 

Staff put her in touch with Canada Post, who recommended she call Amazon, since she had ordered the gift through them. In the end, Amazon had the same gift expedited to her home free of charge and her husband had his version of Horizon Zero Dawn by Christmas morning. 

Canada Post declined to comment on this story, citing the ongoing investigation.

For more information

If you have any information about this crime, you are asked to contact the St. Pierre-Joly RCMP detachment at 204-433-7908. Another option is to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477,, or text “TIPMAN” and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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