It's that time of year for giving With so many people shopping online because of the pandemic, we are expected to have a record-breaking year for home deliveries and Porch Pirates this holiday season. These adventurous thieves feast on crimes of opportunity and convenience, often finding their biggest bounty in apartment complexes and vulnerable front porches. We're sure you'd like to keep those deliveries this season so you can give them as gifts to friends and family, and not the lurking PorchPirates. Since they are already on your property and porch, some of these PorchPirates will also check for unlocked doors. So, make sure that the exterior of your home and any vehicles are locked up every day and night! The Madison Police Department sees a lot of neighborhoods fall victim to theft from autos and garages when the majority of these crimes can be deterred from simply locking them up! Email to a friend. By participating on this list the Wisconsin Public Records Laws may subject your email address to disclosure to third parties. By selecting "Yes" you are requesting that we treat your email address that you have provided to this list as confidential and you are also stating that you would not participate in this service if the City is obligated to release your email address to such third party requesters. Here are a few package theft prevention tips: Have your packages held at your local carrier facility for pickup Take advantage of "Ship To Store" for curbside pickup or Amazon's "Locker" feature Request that your package has a signature confirmation upon delivery Ask your carrier to place packages in an area out of plain view Have packages delivered to your work Schedule delivery for times you will be home Have packages delivered to a neighbor who is home Monitor your front porch Xfinity Home, Ring doorbell, Nest and others Since they are already on your property and porch, some of these PorchPirates will also check for unlocked doors. Yes , keep my information confidential. No , do not keep my information confidential. Address 5: Please do not enter anything in this field, its purpose is to stop unwanted submissions. Protect You Buying Or Selling Online? Crime Prevention Tip of the Week! August Crime Prevention Tip of the Week! Prevention Tip of the Week! May Theft from Autos this Week - Please Who is calling us lately? August On Vacation? Be Careful What You Po July House Alarms - Considerations for in Burglary Prevention Tips - Considera Contact Madison Police S. Carroll St.

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