Neighbors blame thief caught on video for rash of package thefts
In the past two weeks, close to a dozen packages have been stolen off of peoples front porches in Lincoln Park, and people in the neighborhood believe one man is responsible.
While package thefts usually become a bigger problem closer to the holidays, this is something we usually hear about more around holidays, but with more people buying on line stealing packages is becoming a year round problem.
A Lincoln Park neighborhood association says about 10 boxes have gone missing in just the last few weeks. Surveillance video recorded in the area last Monday may show who’s responsible. In it, a man casually strolls up to a condo building’s front door after UPS has delivered two packages. The thief takes one, while leaving left the other box behind.
The video was later posted to YouTube by resident David Castaneda after his packages were stolen. He said he filed a police report, but isn’t expecting much help. So he posted video to online, hoping to warn people. The Sheffield Neighborhood Association later posted an alert on its website about the thefts.
After hearing about the thefts, an Amazon delivery crew moved several just-delivered boxes out of sight= and hopefully out of reach of a thief.
How can you prevent your packages from being stolen? Require a signature for delivery, set up a delivery time for when you know you will be home, or even have it delivered to where you work.
Crealay: Damn homegirl got ditched quick hahaha
AalphaQ: Lmao, the driver noped the fuck out real fast
Millwalkey88: This is why UPS has began the Access Point feature. If you aren’t home, the driver will leave a notice on your door informing your package has been taken to a drop off point (usually a local business) located near your home. There you are asked to present an ID or tracking number (to prevent further theft) upon picking up the package.
abcadaba: “We’re going out to steal packages? I’d better put on my high-heeled stealing boots.”
McSqueakers: “Arrested more than 20 times…”
At what point do we just throw away the key. These people don’t learn and they will keep stealing and hurting people as long as they are able to walk freely.
howdy-damnit: Did they get the package back? It looks like it stayed in the car.
atxstudent: Glad to see a Ring product actually working correctly. Mine never does!
PM_ME_UR_LIPZ: When you are arrested 20 times in 7 years I think you should be fired from a cannon into a mountain range.
fallouthirteen: So did she roll over on the accomplice who was driving the vehicle?
djmixman: So is tampering with mail still considered a federal offence? Does UPS/FedEx fall in that same category?
danielsnelen: That must’ve been the most awkward 8 minutes ever
HugSized: Did they get the package back?
MuuaadDib: Going on be dashing and grabbing….buuuut I want to have cute shoes on!
bshako: Schindler’s arrest list.
Zokas1992: >Was arrested more than 20 times since 2010
>Still free on the streets like nothing happened
European_Soccer: Arrested 20 times since 2010? Wtf happened to the 3 strikes rule? Either lock her ass up for the next twenty years or fucking start a penal colony somewhere for these losers.
Hey_Gus: Line-cutters, theater movie talkers/texters, people who text and drive, and package stealers. All the dregs of humanity and deserve whatever they get.
Creature_73L: Arrested more than 20 times in just 7 years?!
FDT2026: Aw man I was waiting for dome to hit cement. Nothing better than watching brain damage happen on camera.
TheThomasjeffersons: Wait, where was the kid she’s the nanny for?
Borders: I like feel good stories.
whigger: Stealing deliveries off porches my be quite profitable, to be able to afford a Cadillac as well as that nasty 200$/day meth habit.
joenottoast: if you want to poke around, i used the street sign and the name of the police force to locate the spot on google maps where it happened. you can basically replay the incident in your head from different, possibly more hilarious angles.
3426 104th Pl SE, Everett, WA 98208
AmericanKamikaze: Great commercial for Ring.
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kriegson: Glad it was a woman that grabbed her. Somehow it seems if it had been a man she could have made up some plausible story to get them both arrested.
batsdx: We really need to relax the laws on executions.
azamatoSC2: Not gonna lie and it sucks to say but I totally expected her to not be white.
dokiardo: This is not an ad for Nest.