Salt Lake police take part in 2-day package theft operation

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 13, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Salt Lake Police Department took part in a two-day package theft operation to help track suspects as the holiday season gets underway.

The SLCPD along with partners from the U.S. Postal Inspectors Office and the Utah Attorney General’s Office collaborated on the operation, according to a news release from the police department. Amazon and its home security company, Ring, also assisted with the operation.

Officers placed several packages throughout Salt Lake City in order to seek out potential package thieves. The decoy packages used in the operation contained trackers that could be used to track the various packages if they were stolen.

“Although no arrests were made during the operation, officers were able to obtain information on several individuals believed to be involved in package thefts in Salt Lake City and they are following up on that information,” the news release said. “The Salt Lake City Police Department will continue to run similar operations throughout this holiday season.”

The SLCPD asks people to use the following tips to avoid package theft:

  • Track your packages– if possible, be home when packages are delivered.
  • Have packages delivered to a neighbor or business where someone can accept the package.
  • Have a neighbor watch for packages and place them in a safe location to be picked up later.
  • If you don’t have somewhere safe to have the package delivered, ask for it to be held at the shipper’s facility for pick-up.

Anyone who is a victim of a package theft or would like to file a report can call the police department on 801-799-3000 or report the theft online here.


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