The Need To Be More
We Have A Problem!
There have now been several reported
incidents of delivered packages being stolen from door steps
in the last two weeks. Many, but not all of the incidents
have involved packages that were delivered by the United
States Postal Service. Police no longer believe that these
missing packages are an isolated incident or a delivery
mistake. Police now believe someone is targeting our
community with this crime. Most of the reports have been
located in the area near the double car ports on Pennsbury
Blvd. A full police investigation has begun and they hope
to have this crime solved quickly. The Borough is meeting
daily with the Police for updates. The Borough is also
scheduling a meeting with the Postmaster to explore a more
secure delivery solution to USPS delivered boxes in
I Am Expecting A
If you are expecting a delivery, whether
it is coming by Fed Ex, UPS, or USPS, it would be a very good
idea to make arrangements with a neighbor to look out for the
delivery and take the package in until you arrive home.
Fed Ex and UPS tend to deliver here late in the day so packages
are not sitting out for extended periods. USPS packages
are delivered with the regular mail and tend to come earlier in
the day. It seems that these packages have been
especially, but not solely, targeted. by the thief.
How You Can Help!
If you see that a package was delivered to
your neighbor, pick it up and take it in. Write a quick
note saying you have their package and slip it
through their mail slot saying you are holding their
package. This will accomplish two things. It will protect the
package from theft and also remove a "Red Flag" from in
front of your neighbor's home that screams "No One Is Home
I think I saw
If you see something that raises your
suspicions, please call 911 immediately. If it is
suspicious to you it will probably be of interest to the
police. We would rather investagate a bad lead and move on
than let a good lead get away.
Most important of all......If you see
anything suspicious.....Call 911 Immediately!
Mayor Lucy Harper
The Carnegie Police