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Package theft is becoming more common leading up to the holidays


More people across the state are starting to report package theft from their porches as the holiday season nears. Cottonwood Heights Police Department Sergeant JD Tazoi says one neighborhood in Cottonwood Heights had “at least four or five packages stolen last week.” These people lost Christmas decorations from Target, dresses, and an Amazon package.


Tazoi says all of the porches had doorbell cameras, but only one got a clear shot of the suspect’s face. 


He suggests reporting the incidents to the police because there may be additional information in the videos — such as the suspect's car or license plate — that police can use to identify a theft. He also suggests getting doorbell cameras because even screenshots without a suspect’s face can be helpful. 

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!