Protect yourself from "porch pirates"

Local law enforcement is warning you to take extra precautions when it comes to protecting your packages from thieves.   Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is the time when most parceled thefts occur.  Sturgeon Bay Assistant Police Chief Dan Brinkman says don’t leave your packages unattended for an extended long time.  He says a change of address done to have the package delivered to a neighbor or your work is a good idea.



Other tips include requesting notifications on tracking your deliveries via phone, text message, or email and requiring a signature on your deliveries to ensure packages are never left unattended.  A recent survey by Safewise found that 210 million packages were stolen from porches over the past year in the U.S and that 64.1 percent of Americans have been victims of package theft. 

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