Santa Cruz Sheriff decoy packages deter ‘porch pirates’


GOMEZ LIVE IN SANTA CRUZ IN OUR TOP STORY. PHIL: THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MADE IT CLEAR THAT THEY WERE DEPLOYING DECOY PACKAGES WITH GPS TRACKING DEVICES TO STOP POTENTIAL THIEVES AND IT WORKED.>>HAPPY GREETINGS FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE. PHIL: IT WAS UNUSUAL AND IT MAY HAVE PREVENTED PORCH PIRATES FROM STEALING PACKAGES. IT FEATURES A MAN IN A BLACK READY AND SUNGLASSES RIPPING OPEN A PACKAGE ONLY TO FIND A TRANSMITTER. THE SHERIFF’S OFFI BELIEVES THE PORCH PIRATES GOT THE MESSAGE.>>I WOULD S JUST OUR PRESENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA TALKING ABOUT THIS PACKAGE DECOY PROGRAM AND THE AWARENESS THROUGH TRADITIONAL NEWS. THE MORE AWARENESS THE BETTER. THREE IS REALLY NOT THAT BAD GIVEN THE FREQUENCY OF ONLINE TRANSACTIONS. PHIL: IT WASN’T FULL PROVE, BUT IT DID RESULT IN A 60% DECREASE IN PACKAGE THEFTS. DAN: THANK YOU. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE FOUND THE BAIT PROGRAM WAS SO SUCCESSFUL, THEY MAY USE IT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. NOW THE PRESENTS ARE OPEN AND THE THIEVES OR POSSIBLY LOOKING AT YOUR TRASH. WHY? SIERRA STARKS IS LIFE IN SALINAS WITH SOME ANSWERS.>>WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE BOXES AND THE LABELS THAT THOSE GIFTS COME IN. POLICE SAY IT IS AN EASY WAY TO GIVE THIEVES THEIR OWN AFTER CHRISTMAS SHOPPING LIST. THEY SAY THIEVES ARE ON THE LOOKOUT NOW FOR TRASH MARKED WITH HIGH DOLLAR ITEMS PEOPLE GOT OVER THE HOLIDAYS. THAT IS AN INDICATOR OF WHAT IS INSIDE THE HOUSE.>>IF YOU CAN CUT THEM UP AND FIT THEM IN THE RECYCLE BIN COME INSTEAD OF STICKING THEM OUT ON THE CURBSIDE, LETTING EVERYONE KNOW YOU HAVE AN EXPENSIVE ITEM YOU GOT FOR CHRISTMAS, THAT IS BENEFICIAL TO KEEP SOMEONE FROM BREAKING INTO YOUR HOME OR SEEING IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO INSIDE.>>SALINAS POLICE SAY IT IS THE HOLIDAYS, SO HOME BURGLARIES ARE ALREADY ON THE RISE. THIS ADDS ANOTHER LAYER WHEN IT COMES TO PREVENTION. DAN: POLICE SAY ANOTHER WAY

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