SARTELL - There have been recent reports of mail being stolen in Sartell, Waite Park and St. Cloud.

The Sartell Police Department says incoming and outgoing mail has been taken. Police are reminding you that it's best to drop off your outgoing mail at the post office rather than putting it in your mailbox with the flag up.

If you see an unknown vehicle searching area mailboxes, you're encouraged to get a vehicle description and license plate number and call your local police department.