U.S. Postal inspectors search Vineyard Haven building

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The U.S. Postal Inspection, prosecuted through the Department of Justice, executed a search warrant this morning at 21 Evelyn Way in Vineyard Haven. — Gabrielle Mannino

Updated 3:30pm

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service searched a building at 21 Evelyn Way in Vineyard Haven Wednesday morning as part of an active criminal investigation.

The Postal inspectors searched the building executing a search warrant issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, according to an inspector on the scene.

Postal inspector Nicole Davis told the Times the investigation is active and is being prosecuted through the Department of Justice. Davis declined to elaborate on what inspectors were searching for at the address, and referred calls to Linda Marks, a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Marks did not return a call seeking comment.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston told The Times they could neither confirm nor deny any investigations.

Mark Clarke, the owner of the building, told The Times he has no idea what inspectors were looking for during the investigation. “It has nothing to do with my business,” Clarke said.

Approximately 10 postal inspectors arrived on the scene early Wednesday morning at 6:30. Davis described the investigation as “routine.”

Officers left the scene at noontime, according to a woman at a nearby auto repair shop. Investigators offered no hints of what they were looking for, according to several people the Times spoke with Wednesday.

Updated to add comment from U.S. Attorney’s Office and time.