With the Holiday Season approaching, the Homer Police Department reminds residents to take extra precautions when having packages delivered to avoid the hassle of so-called “porch pirates.”
As ordering online has become more popular, thieves have gotten smarter with stealing packages right of your porch and have even been known to follow delivery trucks
and steal packages moments after they are delivered.
When choose a shipping option upon checkout, try looking for an option where someone in your home needs to sign for the package.
If the site has a package tracking system definitely take advantage of that as well.
You should also report any stolen packages to your carrier and consider getting a basic home security system if your budget allows.
And as a fellow citizen and neighbor, if you see something or someone suspicious, say something.