Bullet hole in Wellington Post Office still under investigation

Sometime between when the Wellington Post Office closed on Nov. 1 and when it opened on Nov. 2, someone fired a .45 caliber bullet through the front window into the area near the post office boxes. Who did it, and why, remains a mystery.

A large bullet hole is visible in one of the north-facing windows at the Wellington Post Office.

“The deputies who responded collected the bullet but when they canvassed the area outside, they found no casings,” according to Larimer County Sheriff’s Office spokesman John Schultz. “They also interviewed residents in the area, along Harrison Street, but no one reported hearing a gunshot or seeing anything suspicious the night before.”

Schultz said there are no suspects, but the Post Office at 3829 Cleveland Ave. is receiving extra attention from the deputies on patrol.

The Wellington Postmaster told the North Forty News that the hole has been patched to keep it from spreading, and she has submitted a work order for a new window. When it is replaced depends on when the contractor can get to it, she said.

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