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Porch pirate caught on video after stealing package from home in Warren County

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – The Hackettstown Police Department is looking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in connection with a package theft.

The package was stolen on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at around 1:30 p.m., from the porch of a residence on Musky Ridge Drive. The total stolen was $3,000, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this case, is encouraged to contact the Hackettstown Police Department at 908-852-3300 or TEXT-A-TIP: Text ‘TIP HACKPD’ followed by your message, to 888-777.

Police offer these tips:

  • Sign up for delivery alerts as to when your delivery is scheduled and when the package has been delivered.
  • If not able to be home when a package will be delivered, ask a trusted neighbor to hold it for you.
  • If possible, require a signature for all deliveries if you are the sender. You can also ask the same when you are the recipient. The package won’t be left unattended.
  • Consider shipping packages to your place of work or use the ship-to-store option. Online marketplaces like Amazon also offer the option to ship to secure lockers.
  • Be a good neighbor! If you see a package on your neighbor’s doorstep, reach out and ask if they would like you to hold it until they are home.
  • If you have a home surveillance system, monitor it more closely when packages are scheduled to arrive.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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