Man caught trying to burglarize Riverton Post Office; Faces Federal Charges

A 30-year-old man from Arapahoe is facing Federal charges after he broke into the Riverton Post Office just after 2 a.m. on Friday morning, removed a cash register, and threw it over a partition in an attempt to take it. Allen Whiteplume, however, apparently didn’t know the building was alarmed, and when he emerged to get the cash register, Riverton police officers were waiting for him and took him into custody. [image: Inline image 1] *Lattice work above a walled partition was smashed to gain entrance to the customer service counter. * “We originally charged Whiteplume with burglary, but Federal officials from the U.S. Marshal’s Office and Federal Postal Inspectors from Denver have taken over the investigation,” said RPD Captain Eric Murphy. “We held Mr. Whiteplume for the U.S. Marshals. According to a police report, Whiteplume broke out lattice work at the top of a partition separating the lobby from the customer service area. The area was decorated with holiday-themed items. After he crawled through the broken lattice work, he entered the area where postal clerks serve the public. He is alleged to have taken one cash register and tossed it through the broken lattice work. When he emerged, he was arrested. *Feature Photo: Riverton's Post Office at 501 East Main Street (Pitchengine Communities) * #county10 #news