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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Prevent Theft of Seasonal Package Deliveries and Car Prowls

As online shopping ramps up for the holidays, the potential for package delivery theft increases.

One of the best ways to avoid theft is to require a signature of receipt for deliveries. Have packages shipped to a location where someone will be available to receive them, such as a workplace or the home of a neighbor, friend, or relative who will be home to receive the packages. Some companies offer delivery to pick up boxes at local retail locations.

When on vacation, notify the post office to stop the delivery of mail and packages until you return home.

Car prowls can also be a problem in residential neighborhoods, retail districts and malls. Vehicles should be locked every time they are unattended, even if it is for a few minutes. Do not leave valuables or shopping bags in view. They should be removed from the car or stored in the trunk.

Park vehicles in highly visible, well-lit locations, preferably in closed and locked garages. When not parked in a garage, remote garage door openers should be removed from the vehicle to avoid home entry.

If you see any suspicious behavior or have any concerns, report it to the Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department at 425-888-3333, or call 911 for immediate response.
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