A 33-year-old Cottage Grove man who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing packages from people’s front steps has been charged. According to the Cottage Grove Department, officers received a report from a concerned citizen of a man taking a package off a front step in the 8600 block of Hyde Avenue.
The holiday shopping season is around the corner, and police have a warning: Don’t get packages delivered to your house when you aren’t there. Last Friday and Saturday in Champlin, police received two reports of packages stolen from doorways in the middle of the afternoon. But one of them happened at a house where a security camera was rolling, and the face of one of the thieves is clearly visible.
Thousands of packages that were expected to arrive on Christmas Eve didn’t make it to their destinations. UPS, the world’s largest package delivery service, told CNN that they made a miscalculation, underestimating the number of packages they needed to ship. UPS officials say demand for packages was much higher than they expected, and their system was overwhelmed.
The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion annually, the financially struggling agency says.
FedEx employees are working hard, hustling to get out holiday packages.