Police Pinch Porch-Package-Pilfering Perp


by New Haven Independent

New Haven Independent— With the help of a quick-acting almost-victim, police caught a 34-year-old man at the corner of West Elm Street and Alden Avenue with a “a reusable shopping bag filled with stolen packages” from people’s porches.

Boing Boing—Porch thief breaks leg running off with packages. I shalln't call it instant justice but it does serve to remind us that criminality is best performed calmly, like you're supposed to be there, the way the rich do it. Justice was served the proper way: 58 days in jail. Alicia Treat had pleaded guilty to the thefts in January with alleged accomplice Brian Devere. The maximum prison sentence was 60 days.

Boing Boing—Man follows porch package thieves, follows them, and gets them arrested. This guy has a lot of security cameras, and he put them to good use to make a mini-documentary about tracking down a porch pirate. First, we see a black-and-white security camera view of a young woman walking up his driveway. The scene switches to a doorbell camera, where we see her walk to the door and leave with a package. It cuts back to the driveway cam to show her walking away with the purloined item. Then we get a wonderful interior shot of our hero splayed shirtless on his living room...

fox8.com—Police catch Brimfield porch pirates thanks to doorbell camera. BRIMFIELD, Ohio-- The Brimfield Police Department is crediting a doorbell camera for helping an officer nab two porch pirates. A Ring camera was recording as a man got out of a truck and swiped a box from a house in the Whispering Woods development on Wednesday. "What was unique about this one is that one of our on-duty officers also has a Ring doorbell camera, and saw the notification to Ring Neighbors pushed to his cell phone. With that, he was able to see the post almost in...