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    Tips to outsmart porch pirates over the holiday season – WFMYNews2.com - December 10, 2019 by admin

    GREENSBORO, N.C. Greensboro police are sending a warning to the public to be on the lookout for porch pirates - people stealing packages from unsuspecting homeowners.

    Thieves are swiping deliveries from front porches and mailboxes before the packages reach the rightful owners.

    Package theft has been a growing problem in the U.S. for years, especially over the holiday season.

    According to a 2017 study from insuranceQuotes, 25.9 million Americans have had a holiday package stolen from their front porch or doorstep - up from 23.5 million porch thefts reported in 2015.

    RELATED: 'It Was Just a Brazen Act' | Video Shows Packages Meant As Presents Stolen Off Greensboro Woman's Porch

    "During the holidays, certain crimes and home hazards increase. Homeowners need to take precautions and make sure they have the right insurance to protect their finances," said Laura Adams, senior insurance analyst at insuranceQuotes. "You could have packages delivered to your office or a local lockeror use motion detectors, security systems and light timers to fend off thieves."

    TheBBBoffers the following tips to outsmart porch pirates over the holiday season:

    If you or someone you know has been affected by stolen packages, report it to BBB Scam Tracker to help warn others.

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    Have You Seen This? Provo police share funny video about avoiding porch pirates – KSL.com - December 10, 2019 by admin

    UTAH PORCHES Its the most wonderful time of the year for porch pirates to steal your packages.

    Salt Lake City ranked second-worst in the U.S. this year for porch pirates, according to a study from Safewise.

    But porch pirates dont just strike in Salt Lake City.

    With that in mind, Provo police released a a fun video last week to educate citizens about how to avoid parcel thieves.

    The roughly two-minute video starts off with a sad story. We see a man making a pancake.

    Then, tragedy hits. Hes holding a whisk. He is spatula-less.

    Cue the flashback (folks, grab your tissues now). It shows our main character shopping online for a spatula a $75 spatula, no less.

    Three to five days later, the expensive utensil arrives. But ... it is stolen by a porch pirate before our chef gets it.

    Now were back to the present, where we see the man standing with a useless whisk and a burning pancake.

    Then, the unimaginable happens.

    A Provo police officer rings the doorbell and gives our hero his spatula! Its a Christmas miracle.

    We can see the porch pirate in the back of the patrol car and we know justice has been served!

    However, in real life, porch pirates are rarely caught which is why its important to try and prevent package theft in the first place.

    If the above doesnt work out and you unfortunately end up a victim of package theft, Provo police suggest reaching out to your local post office or the shipping carrier to confirm the package was delivered.

    If it was stolen, report it to the police.

    The video ends on a happy note, and we see our main character successfully flipping a pancake with his $75 state-of-the-art spatula.

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    Police: Grinch was packing a BB gun when he rifled through packages on people’s porches in Roslindale – Universal Hub - December 10, 2019 by admin

    Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he scooped up toys and sneakers awaiting delivery on porches in the area of Rosecliff Terrace and Cliftondale Street in Roslindale early Sunday evening.

    Responding officers soon located the suspect and performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a Sig Sauer handgun from the suspects waistband which was later determined to be a BB gun. Officers also recovered a stolen pair of sneakers which had been removed from packaging which was addressed to the home on Rosecliff Terrace. Officers continued their investigation and were able to recover several toys which had been removed from their packaging and discarded by the suspect on Cliftondale Street.

    Johnatan Cordero-Garcia, 23, was charged with larceny under $1,200 and receiving stolen property, police say.

    Innocent, etc.

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    Stanwood Police reports: Car prowls and porch thefts – goskagit.com - December 10, 2019 by admin

    A Stanwood woman reported money stolen from her purse after a moving company had delivered and installed furniture in her home on 65th Drive NW.

    A Stanwood man, 46, was arrested for restraining order violation in the 26600 block of 72nd AVE NW.

    A Stanwood woman, 38, and a Stanwood boy, 13, were referred for assault in the 6800 block of 282nd Place NW.

    A Stanwood resident reported her vehicle was stolen in the 26600 block of 72nd Avenue NW.

    A Stanwood woman, 38, was required to surrender firearms in relation to a protection order in the 6800 block of 282nd Place NW.

    A Stanwood man, 79, was arrested for willfully violating a contact restriction order in the 8800 block of Viking Way NW.

    A Stanwood man, 45, was referred for two counts of assault in the 27100 block of 104th Drive NW.

    A leaf blower was stolen from a business in the 8800 block of 272nd Street NW.

    Ground venison was reported stolen from a freezer in the 7400 block of 272nd Street NW.

    A theft occurred in the 26900 block of 92nd Avenue NW; a suspect was trespassed from the business. No charges were filed.

    A Stanwood woman, 52, was arrested for assault in the 9700 block of 272nd Place NW.

    A burglary occurred in the 26800 block of 90th Avenue NW.

    A business in the 27000 block of 102nd Avenue NW reported a battery being stolen out of a work van.

    A 15-year-old Camano Island juvenile was referred for possession of drug paraphernalia in the 7400 block of 272nd Street NW.

    A business in the 9500 block of 271st Street NW had four company checks forged and cashed.

    A 34-year-old Camano Island man was arrested for an outstanding warrant in the 26800 block of Pioneer Highway NW.

    A business in the 26900 block 104th DR NW reported an employee-involved theft.

    Items were stolen from a jobsite in the 7000 block of 265th Street NW.

    A juveniles disturbing Snapchat message was reported in the 7000 block of 272nd Street NW.

    Packages were stolen from the porches of several homes in the 6900 block of Church Creek Loop NW. The packages were located and suspects, ages 14 and 15, from Camano Island are being charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

    A Stanwood man, 27, was arrested in the 7400 block of 272nd Place NW for an outstanding warrant, possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Identity theft was reported in the 9900 block of 272nd Place NW.

    A Child Protective Services report was filed in the 27000 block of 72nd Avenue NW.

    Items were stolen from a locker in the 7200 block of 267th Street NW. The victim's credit card was used.

    In the 8700 block of 272nd Street NW, a mother reported disturbing chat messages between her son and his friends. All juveniles' parents were contacted.

    An Arlington male, 21, was arrested for driving while license suspended on Pioneer Highway.

    A Stanwood male, 18, was arrested for vehicle prowling and possession of drugs in the 28000 block of 73rd Avenue NW.

    A Stanwood male, 15, was arrested for possession of stolen property and making false-misleading statement to public servant.

    A Stanwood male, 18, was arrested for vehicle prowling in the 27000 block of 70th Ave NW.

    A vehicle prowl was reported in the 7200 block of 267th Street NW.

    Police assisted fire with a possible overdose in the 7600 block of 273rd Street NW. Firefighters gave the female NARCAN, she then regained consciousness.

    Two vehicle prowls occurred in the 26000 block of 74th Avenue NW.

    A vehicle prowl occurred in the 26000 block of 74th Avenue NW.

    A male, 34, was trespassed from a property in the 27000 block of 78th Avenue NW.

    A vehicle prowl occurred in the 26000 block of 72nd Avenue NW.

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    You Can Smoke Weed In Your Backyard Or Back Porch And Not Get Busted, Chicago’s Mayor And New Top Cop Say – Block Club Chicago - December 9, 2019 by admin

    CHICAGO Cannabis becomes legal in Illinois on Jan. 1 and yes, you will be able to smoke it in your backyard.

    Though theres been some confusion around the laws and what will and wont be prosecuted, Chicagoans will be able to smoke weed in their backyards and on their back porches, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and interim Chicago Police Supt. Charlie Beck clarified in a statement Wednesday.

    Though the state law does technically prohibit weed use in those areas, Lightfoot and Beck said the Chicago Police Department wont arrest or ticket people under those circumstances since they pose no direct threat to public safety.

    Righting this citys generation-old wrongs and overturning the unjust cannabis enforcement laws of our past has been at the heart of our efforts since day one, which is why weve taken the important step forward in reducing overly punitive fines and fees for minor cannabis violations by passing a smart, sensible and safe cannabis enforcement ordinance that truly prioritizes public safety of all residents in this city, the two said in a statement.

    Chicago Police officers are being trained on how to enforce the new law, and that training includes guidance on using their discretion to educate Chicagoans on new cannabis regulations rather than simply ticketing them, Lightfoot and Beck said.

    The Chicago Police Department released an informational video on cannabis use on Wednesday, reminding Chicagoans they wont be able to smoke weed on public transportation, at restaurants or in public areas like front porches. Landlords will be able to ban cannabis use in private homes, too.

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    Porch pirates just thieves by another name – Boston Herald - December 9, 2019 by admin

    In a wish-this-happened-more-often occurrence, a 46-year-old man was arrested after allegedly stealing packages in a Malden neighborhood this week. A security camera caught a photo of the alleged purloiner, complete with takeout food container, standing on a front porch not his own.

    The term used for this is porch pirate, and YouTube is full of videos of them being caught in the act, or more often, getting away with the goods.

    But porch pirate is a far too benign, even folksy label for what are essentially run-of-the-mill thieves. Actually, not so run-of-the-mill as the thefts often take place in broad daylight. Some even follow Amazon drivers around, waiting for them to drop off packages and then swoop in.

    According to a survey by XFinity Home, Comcasts home security service, 30% of customers have had packages stolen.

    The term porch pirate is too nice for people who are stalking drivers and deliveries, and grabbing someone elses Christmas presents, or medical supplies, or whatever they needed that they ordered online.

    Package punks has a good ring to it.

    And to the witness who called police after seeing a man steal a package from a Malden porch, which led to the mans arrest a Good Neighbor shoutout. Thats what we need more of.

    Not parcel parasites.

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    Delivery driver overjoyed by treats left for him on familys porch: This is sweet! – WTVR CBS 6 News - December 9, 2019 by admin

    MIDDLETOWN, Del. For the past four or five years during the holiday season, Kathy Ouma has been putting out snacks and refreshments for the delivery drivers who drop Christmas packages at her front door.

    Karim Reed III, whos been an Amazon driver for three months, pulled his truck up outside her home in Middletown, Delaware, about 30 miles south of Wilmington.

    Reed walked up the driveway with a package under his arm. Then he freaked out, elated at what he saw.

    Oh, this is nice! he exclaimed. They got some goodies. Wow.

    Sitting in a chair on the porch was a basket with bottled water, soft drinks, Oreos and crackers. The basket bore a sign: Please take some goodies to enjoy on your route. Thanks for making holiday shopping easy.

    Get out of here! he said, still overcome with surprise. This is sweet. This is so nice.

    Oumas doorbell camera got a front-row view of Reed as he happily danced back to his Amazon truck. Reed told CNN those moves have been his signature dance since he was 7 years old.

    Ouma and Reed both needed each other in a way neither could have predicted.

    Ouma said she was inside her home recovering from a recent car accident. I heard his infectious energy outside, she said. He really did make my day. I thought, I am all better.'

    Reed had forgotten to bring his lunch with him. As the day progressed, he wasnt feeling well. But he snagged a bag of cookies, some crackers, and a bottle of water.

    That held me over for the rest of the day, he said.

    If I had known, Id have left him lunch too, Ouma told CNN.

    She said that since Reeds joyous dance moves on her porch had gone viral, she has received messages from people in Amsterdam, London and Australia who put refreshments out for their delivery drivers.

    I was just raised this way, she said. You can shift the energy not just of the people around you, but the entire world.

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    Watch: Amazon Delivery Worker Surprised With Free Basket Of Treats On Porch – KFSM 5Newsonline - December 9, 2019 by admin

    A delivery worker was intending to leave gifts for someone else, but ended up being treated to some himself.

    Kathy Ouma says she like to leave drinks and snacks out on her porch for drivers to enjoy on their routes after dropping off packages. This week, one worker from Amazon came to the porch to drop off the package, and was more than surprised to see a container of Coke, Oreos, crackers, and more.

    Oumas Ring.com porch camera captured the moment the driver arrived, and she posted the video on Facebook. The footage has now been seen more than four million times.

    Thats sonice!WowThis issweet! the driver can be heard saying as he takes some goodies. He even did a little dance as he walked back to his truck.

    Ouma wrote the drivers reaction made [her] day!

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    Two repeat offenders arrested for burglaries and porch thefts – KFDX – Texomashomepage.com - December 9, 2019 by admin

    Posted: Dec 6, 2019 / 04:55 PM CST / Updated: Dec 6, 2019 / 10:07 PM CST

    WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) A Wichita Falls man and woman are jailed as police investigate numerous reports of burglaries and thefts off of porches. Both suspects have lengthy records.

    Joellen Wolfe is charged with two counts of burglary and three counts of theft. Elis Ramos is charged with burglary and drug possession.

    The most recent charge is for an alleged burglary on November 26, on Martin.

    A woman told officers she and her mother had left the house for a short time and had left her wallet and a bag of shoes on the kitchen counter and the back door had been left unlocked.

    When they returned the items were missing, and just 30 minutes later she received notifications her credit card had been used at Dillards and then at Walmart.

    Police said they went to Walmart and Dillards and recognized Wolfe and Ramos using the card in surveillance video.

    Officers then went to Sun Valley Apartments with arrest warrants for Wolfe and Ramos, and said after taking them to jail, they found a bag of meth in the car Ramos had been in, and charged him with possession.

    Police also suspect Wolfe in thefts from porches and other burglaries, and of trying to get refunds for stolen items.

    Wolfes arrests include three for burglary, six thefts and one robbery.

    Ramos arrests date to 1984 and include attempted murder and four for burglary

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    2 charged with stealing packages from porches in Stone County – KY3 - December 5, 2019 by admin

    STONE COUNTY, Mo. -- Stone County deputies have arrested two people for stealing packages off porches near Branson West.

    36-year-old Justin Chambers and 32-year-old Melissa Lind were booked into the Stone County jail on Monday December 2.

    They're accused of stealing boxes from homes along Highway DD and Talking Rocks Road.

    "There's a lot of room between houses along the road here," Dan Ball said.

    One of the crimes was caught on a home security camera. The man can be seen swiping a box off a porch just after 5 p.m. Monday afternoon. Chambers and Lind were booked into the Stone County jail about an hour later, after a state trooper spotted the truck that matched a neighbor's description. Deputies also found several boxes opened and emptied.

    "I am so impressed and very grateful," Vivian Ireland said.

    While the stolen items have been located, Ireland says she's still waiting to find out if her name was on any of the packages.

    "Hopefully it's not. I'm really sorry for anybody that it was because I know all the hard work we spend this time of year and money, when you don't always have a lot of it," Ireland said.

    As someone who gets packages delivered regularly, Ireland will be watching closely.

    "My daughter does all her Christmas shopping online. I do quite a bit of mine, too," Ireland said. "We know we have packages on the way."

    The sheriff also suggests keeping an eye on tracking numbers and trying to be home when packages arrive or getting some help from a trusted neighbor.

    "We try to watch out for each other a little bit," Ball said.

    That can help make sure it's only Santa who sneaks onto your property this season.

    "I feel for those it did happen to. It's no good to have something like that at Christmas," Ball said.

    If you live in the area of DD Highway or Talking Rocks Road and are missing a package, the Sheriff's Office asks that you let them know.

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