Package Thief Spotted off Hollister
Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
Warning: Male Suspect seen in the photographs below was observed stealing packages off of porches in the area of Hollister and Evonshire. If you have any information regarding the identity of this person or information that may be helpful to investigators please contact the Sheriff's Office at 805-683-2724 or call our anonymous tip line at 805-681-4171.
We see a lot of package thieves this time of year especially. Please be vigilant.
To ensure safe delivery of your packages and keep them out of the hands of thieves, follow these security tips:
- Set up alternative delivery/pickup options through your local delivery services. Whether the majority of your packages are delivered by the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, or FedEx, each offers alternative delivery and pickup options. For example, UPS has an expanding Access Point network that provides for delivery and pickup of packages at local grocery or convenience stores in various neighborhoods. Let the delivery company know when you will be home.
- Discourage thieves from targeting your residence with a few strategic home security devices. Home surveillance cameras can be effective crime deterrents. Your home security cameras should be prominently displayed where potential criminals can see them, yet high enough to prevent them from being tampered with. Outdoor security lighting and a home alarm system can also be effective crime deterrents.
- Keep an eye out for suspicious vehicles and subjects in your neighborhood. Putting a stop to package theft and residential burglaries is a team effort. Talk to your neighbors and encourage everyone to keep an eye out for suspicious activity (an individual or vehicle following a delivery truck, a stranger removing a package from outside a residence, etc). Please report suspicious activity to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office by calling 911. If you need to report a theft which occurred earlier, you may go to http://www.sbsheriff.org to file an online report or call our non-emergency number at (805) 681-4100.