Archive for April, 2012

Package Theft

A package was stolen from the doorstep of one of our neighbors, last friday, between 2 and 3:30 pm. Anyone who may have seen the thief should contact the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office by dialing 911 and informing the operator that you are not reporting an emergency, but have information about a recent theft.

To reduce the risk of theft, try to use the US Postal Service for shipping packages, since USPS can use the locking compartments in our communal mailboxes for many items. Also, check with the shipper to see if you can have your item shipped with a signature requirement.

Obviously, there’s a downside in that most of us work, make signing for a package delivered during the day…problematic.

Other options are to consider a PO Box. There are also businesses that will accept packages (and sign for them) for a small fee, generally payable on pickup.

We shouldn’t have to take these kinds of measures, but unfortunately, this is the world we live in.

Be safe.

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