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LASD - Lancaster Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Tuesday November 17th, 2020 :: 12:03 p.m. PST


Package thieves are hard at work during the holiday season. Keep your deliveries safe!

Package thieves are hard at work during the holiday season! They can drive through a neighborhood, see packages sitting on front porches and know they won’t be touched for hours. With online shopping being so convenient, thieves know those packages will contain some valuable items for them to be enticed by.

Lancaster Station offers you a few safety tips to keep your deliveries as safe as possible!
1. If your work place allows it, have your packages delivered to your office.
2. Use pick up points such as Amazon Locker or UPS Access Point Network to pick up your packages from a secured location.
3. If you are going to be receiving a lot of deliveries, use a temporary PO Box. Double check as some delivery services such as UPS and FedEX will not delivery to PO Box address, but USPS will.
4. Use a trusted neighbor’s address as your delivery address. Make friends with your neighbors. If a neighbor is home all day because they are working from home or a stay at home parent, maybe they can accept your items for you in exchange for you picking up milk and bread for them on your way home. We’re all in this together, so think of some way to help each other out.
5. Use a wireless home monitoring system with a camera that allows you to see your porch. Not only will you be notified when someone is near your porch, you will also capture potential thieves on camera.
6. Request a tracking confirmation number and monitor it! You can even opt-in for text or email updates so you are notified when your package is delivered. It may give you a chance to run home during your lunch break to pick up your package and secure it inside your home.
7. Use the “ship to store” option as often as you can. Many stores allow you to shop online then pick up from their store. With COVID practices in place, many retailers will even do curbside pickup and bring your packages to your car.

By following a few of these tips, we hope your packages and gifts get delivered to their rightful recipient! As always, if you see something, say something! Report any lingering around front porches to our station by calling (661) 948-8466.

Lancaster Sheriff’s Station polices the City of Lancaster, Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, and the unincorporated communities of Antelope Acres, Lake Los Angeles, and Quartz Hill in the Antelope Valley.
Ali Villalobos
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
501 W Lancaster Boulevard
Lancaster, CA 93534
Station (661) 948-8466
Desk (661) 524-2154
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LASD - Lancaster Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
501 W Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 661-948-8466

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