How One Police Department Is Combatting The Growing Number Of Porch Pirates | NBC Nightly News

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Published: 12/10/2019

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The sheriff’s department in Washington County, Oregon has gone on the offense -- planting “bait packages” on front steps of homes to catch culprits and deter potential criminals. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News...



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Across the country, it's the season of giving and taking thieves caught on camera pilfering packages, this one tripping over a 65 inch tv as he tried to get away. I just don't want people's stuff stolen over the holidays. The rampant theft has the sheriff's department in washington county oregon going on offense. Where is this item detective patrick else here and his team are planting fake package ...
on front steps to catch culprits and deter potential criminals? We'Re trying to keep everyone's holiday season happy. Here'S how it works, they put an item into a cardboard box, along with a sensor, leave it on a volunteers porch and wait for an alert once the package is picked. Outpolice use a combination of gps cell phone signal, even a radio frequency, to track it down. How effective is the program so far we noticed about a 10 to 20 percent decrease in our thefts. The sheriff's department also recommends sending your orders to secure locations, for example, have it delivered on a day, you're home, send it to the neighbor use, in-store pickup or an amazon locker, or get it delivered to work anything but letting it just sit on your porch for Hours, that's the best advice i can give and if all else fails, maybe just go shopping in person. Jolene kent nbc news, hillsboro oregon a nbc news fans thanks for checking out our youtubechannel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching.


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