Keep your packages and other valuables safe this Christmas season

December 7, 2018

The first of two parts:

Christmas is a time when many order packages online. I myself have frequently ordered gifts on line. When packages are delivered, they often sit on the front porch or door step until the home owner gets home.  Unfortunately, there are some in our society/our community keeping an eye out for packages left unattended.   According to the Bethlehem Police Department, there has  been a major increase in theft of packages left on properties and front porches.

Captain Anthony C. Leardi Jr. of the City of Bethlehem Police Department suggests to be vigilant in and around your home, paying close attention to who is coming and going from your neighborhood, and report any strange activity or persons as soon as you see them.  He also suggested installing new camera systems and doorbell monitoring systems.  He said they have been a great help in combating this type of crime. 

Another important thing he suggested was the importance of being a good neighbor and citizen and keeping an eye out for your neighbors packages.  In addition, he said another great option that he just experienced is choosing the “Amazon Locker” feature when you purchase items. Your packages get delivered to a nearby “bank of lockers” that only you can access with a code number.

I thought I would take a moment to learn more about the Amazon Locker.  I think it’s a great way to keep packages safe.

Learn more about the Amazon Locker –   


Keep an eye out for Part two on Keep your packages and other valuables safe this Christmas season