Some police departments holding packages in bid to stop porch pirates
ST. BERNARD, Ohio (WKRC) – ‘Tis the season for giving, but unfortunately, it’s also the season for taking.
Each year, the St. Bernard Police Department says it will take a handful of calls about packages being stolen from doorsteps. But for at least the last 15 years, they’ve done their part to reduce porch piracy by allowing St. Bernard residents to have their packages delivered directly to the police department. All you need is a valid ID to pick them up.
“It’s here; it’s safe and they don’t have to worry about it being taken by someone, and, that way, they can enjoy their holidays,” said Lt. Bill Ungruhe.
The service quickly caught on and it’s now being offered by a number of Ohio police departments, including Norwood, which began accepting holiday deliveries for its residents four years ago.