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Suspicious Circumstances
updated: Dec 06, 2012, 3:03 PM

Suspicious circumstances near Cannon Drive at Madrona, be on the lookout for a 2-door white Ford Focus with a Hispanic couple inside following a UPS Truck.
The Santa Barbara Police Department has begun receiving reports of UPS and FedEx package thefts. (12/21/12)
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 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-06 03:05 PM

After UPS dropped off package male got out of the car and took the package in the First Block of Cannon Drive.

 

 COMMENT 351010P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-06 03:06 PM

Wow. That is some seriously scummy behavior.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-06 03:07 PM

Male is Hispanic male adult 5'10 220 pounds last seen following the UPS Truck. If you know a UPS driver you might like to warm them be nice to help take down some theives..

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-06 03:08 PM

Dirty rotton scumbags they come out more on the holidaysa..

 

 COMMENT 351066P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-06 04:50 PM

I think they'd be surprised if they did this at my house and ended up with cases of cat food.

 

 COMMENT 351070 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-06 05:01 PM

My former boss likes to wrap up dog doo in a box with xmas wrapping, then leave it in the street, and watch who picks it up. He says some just put it in the car, others open it right there. Good ole robert.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-06 05:06 PM

@70 That is a great idea...

 

 COMMENT 351083P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-06 05:11 PM

Or even better if they got two huge boxes of adult diapers and catheters, and colostemy bags. Wonder if they would return them? Also to place a package where they are known to be active, and rig it with some of that dye that they use in bank robberies. I actually do receive many packages a month and it is horrible that this is going on, and we need to find a way to stop it. Thinking about it, how could we stop people from following any delivery trucks and steal from the people whose packages were delivered?

 

 COMMENT 351182 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-06 08:49 PM

lol 070, it's like the flaming bag of poo on the porch in reverse. Hmmm how could you make the gift wrapped box ignite? Naw too terroristy.

 

 COMMENT 351192P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-06 09:06 PM

Times are tough. People get resentful and desperate. Not condoning- just sayin'.... There's a thread about online shopping- interesting that products are delivered and just left outside.

 

 COMMENT 351221P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 12:47 AM

It's obvious to me that we can no longer count on packages being secure, just as we cannot count on using an unlocked mail box. We have to protect ourselves. If you're not home, or don't have a trustworthy neighbor at home, you're scr ... ummm, not in good shape. Other delivery arrangements will have to be made, or else consider it theft loss like retailers do. If you do know your neighbors, see if an elder or work-from-home neighbor can assist you. If your boss accepts it, get packages delivered at work.

 

 COMMENT 351222P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 12:49 AM

Do credit card safeguards, guarantees and small print address or cover this type of loss?

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 08:34 AM

Keep an eye out on this vehicle and other suspicous people so you don't get ripped off..

 

 COMMENT 351317 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-07 09:46 AM

ABC news did a story where people were following delivery trucks and stealing packages. So it is a nationwide problem.

I assumed that until you took possession of the package the delivery company had responsibility for replacing the stolen item. ABC recommended having your packages sent to an address where someone one was guarenteed to be there- maybe at your work? You can also tell them to hold your packages at the UPS office so you can pick them up.

 

 NATURE BOY agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-20 06:45 PM

070: Not sure if you can fault someone for picking up a package that's in the street... maybe they could turn it in to the police department but really, if something is in the street, most people consider it abandoned.

 

 COMMENT 356270 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-20 09:00 PM

mail a tracking device in all packages ...If they are stolen we can find it.

 

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