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Holiday Packages an Easy Target for Thieves
The Edmond Police Department said it has already received some reports of holiday packages being stolen from the doorsteps. Carriers like UPS and FedEx usually leave items at the door when no one is home to pick them up.
"You're making it easier for or more tempting for somebody, if that's in their nature," Jenny Monroe with Edmond Police said.
Monroe said these kinds of thefts start going up in November.
Edmond Parcel Plus allows customers to ship with any carrier. Workers there said they have already seen the rush in holiday shipping. They say customers can give special instructions when they ship packages out, to make sure they are not easy targets.
"A lot of times we will recommend to someone that if they have a business address that they can send it to, that's a better solution. Because someone's going to have to sign for it and there will be someone there receiving it," Charles Johnson, a co-owner said.
Johnson also suggests coordinating with neighbors, so that they can sign for your items.
If you're item does get stolen, Monroe said you should file a police report.
"Make a police report so you can track that you did buy it and that its missing, so that you can reclaim the loss," she said.
UPS is offering a new service this year called "UPS My Choice." This service allows customers to decide when their packages are delivered. It also sends alerts to the day before packages are going to be delivered, so that id the time doesn't work, it can be rescheduled to another day.
Posted: Friday, November 30 2012, 11:26 PM CST
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2 arrested in death of woman near Cushing
May 25, 2013 16:32 GMT
CUSHING, Okla. (AP) -- The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says two men have been arrested in the death of a Cushing woman.
The agency said Saturday that the two were arrested Friday night for the death of 32-year-old Amber Nicole Sporleder of Cushing. The OSBI says the two men are being held in the Payne County jail -- but formal charges have not yet been filed.
Sporleder's body was found about 6:30 a.m. Friday along a county road northeast of Cushing. Her body was sent to the state medical examiner's office to determine the cause of death.
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