Porch pirates could increase this holiday season

Credit: KDRV
Published on December 6, 2019 -
Porch pirates could increase this holiday season

Porch pirates could increase this holiday season

Taken into custody.

New tonigwe've all seen or hearf security cameras catching some cute stuff on camera.

A woodpecker ringing the doorbell... a family of bears checking out your backyard... but the new technology is transforming our every day life.

From helping firefighters track the timeline of wildfires ... to helping police... find porch pirates.

It's something medford police say they appreciate.

"a lot of these prevent this type of activity because it provides the person with real time notification of activity with two way communication and we've seen that capture a lot of these incidents."

The footage can help police identify the thief.

And spread awareness in communities so people can be on the look out.

"honestly we have surveliiance in almost all of our cases nowadays because they not only protect your home but can help your neighbor if they get hit too."

It's not a crime that's taken lightly.

For every package you steal, is another charge.

Some porch pirates could face multiple misdemeanors and felonies.

"more and more people are shopping online and having packages delivered and now we are going into the holiday season and there's even more hours of darkness which is also of concern so all of those things have us concerned that this is going to be a busy time of year for porch pirating."

Cassidy says, "today i spoke with ups and they tell me one of the best ways to keep your packages safe is by renting a personal mailbox.

It's like having a street address with guaranteed security.

Now there is a small rental fee but it's cheaper than having to re-buy your packages or a new home security system.''''' medford police needs your help.

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