Package Theft

Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 2:53 p.m.

Today is Cyber Monday, the start of the Holiday shopping season which means package thieves will be scouring neighborhoods and looking for package deliveries. The Spokane Police Department will be doing emphasis patrols, to include undercover operations following delivery vehicles. If you see suspicious vehicles and/or people in your neighborhood following delivery trucks or randomly walking up to porches, we encourage you to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

Here are some recommendations that may keep you from becoming a victim of “porch pirates.”

  •          Track your packages so you can be home when they are delivered or ask a trusted neighbor to collect it.
  •          Include specific delivery instructions so the package can be left out of sight.
  •          Purchase a delivery lock box for you front porch.
  •          Here are some links for delivery options from a few businesses.

Amazon Delivery Lockers

UPS Access Point

FedEx Delivery Options

United State Postal Service

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