Posted on November 16, 2018 · Posted in Uncategorized

The New Castle City Police Department is asking city residents to keep an eye out for packages they order this holiday season after taking a report of a theft of a package from a front porch.

Like most cities, the NCPD typically does see a spike in theft of packages around the holiday season, especially around Cyber Monday.

The NCPD would also like to offer these tips to avoid having packages stolen:

-Send packages to people you trust, when you know they will be home and make sure they’re available to receive the package when it arrives.

-Requesting that the package be delivered with a signature from the recipient is a good way to make sure the package gets into the right hands.

-If you know you won’t be home when the package is scheduled to be delivered, ask the delivery company to hold onto it at its facility if possible. Using a tracking number for a package can let you know when a package will be delivered.

-Package recipients can also leave special instructions for the delivery company, like, “Please leave package on back stairs,” for example, that can reduce the chances of a package being left in a visible and vulnerable location.

-In-store pickup options and delivery company locker locations are also a good way to avoid leaving a package unattended on your front steps.