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Unread 01-06-2010, 07:58 PM   #16
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If it was happening that quick it probably is a neighbor. Do you have any recently laid off neighbors? Or college aged kids around? Are they typically delivered around lunch time, got any local schools in the area, could be kids on lunch also.

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Unread 01-06-2010, 07:58 PM   #17
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I would fill boxes full of **** and put them on the doorstep every so often. I'd imagine after a few times they might stop. Couldnt hurt and would be funny when they are taken
might feed the dogs alot of treats tonight!
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:01 PM   #18
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If you have a fence and a gate and a long walkway, the thief is actually much less likely to go up, open your gate, walk along your walkway, grab your package, and run back. If its just kinda laying on your front step and you have an open property, its easier for some kid to sprint across your lawn, grab it, and run off. Also consider a box for fedex/ups to drop things in, maybe leave a combo lock unlocked on it and leave a sign by the door asking ups to put the package in the box and close the lock, that way when you get home you just unlock it, take out the package, and leave it unlocked for the next package to come

For stuff in your Jeep, I'm not sure all that you can do with a TJ, especially with the top down. I got a viper in my XJ and just having that blue light blinking in the dash keeps all my friends at least 3 feet clear from the Jeep. They don't want to lean up on it and set off the shock sensor Maybe consider building a locking trunk box in your Jeep as well, if you can't fit everything into the glove box.

I agree with the idea that cameras are great, but they really won't do much if the person really is trying to steal the package. They may deter somebody from grabbing if you put the camera in plain sight by the front door, and they'd also be useful if you were in the house and you saw somebody coming up your lawn through the camera, but unless they've committed a murder or something, the police are probably pretty unlikely to go through the process of getting this guy ID'ed and figuring out who he is, etc.

HAHA I really like the idea of filling a fake box with something funny and putting it out there. Or leave a note in one thats somewhat intimidating or something, really you can't get in trouble because the person is stealing the box off your property as it was, you didn't "give it to him" per say
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:01 PM   #19
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If it was happening that quick it probably is a neighbor. Do you have any recently laid off neighbors? Or college aged kids around? Are they typically delivered around lunch time, got any local schools in the area, could be kids on lunch also.
All my ups packages come around 6 in the afternoon. Could be the same **** kids that stole my dog a few months ago. Only reason i got the dog back was because the whole neighborhood was looking for him and a neighbor saw a kid coming to visit somebody that lives around me with the dog in his car..What a moron!
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:02 PM   #20
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thats what I have at least . . . .well that and a big mean pug lol
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:08 PM   #21
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If you have a fence and a gate and a long walkway, the thief is actually much less likely to go up, open your gate, walk along your walkway, grab your package, and run back. If its just kinda laying on your front step and you have an open property, its easier for some kid to sprint across your lawn, grab it, and run off. Also consider a box for fedex/ups to drop things in, maybe leave a combo lock unlocked on it and leave a sign by the door asking ups to put the package in the box and close the lock, that way when you get home you just unlock it, take out the package, and leave it unlocked for the next package to come

For stuff in your Jeep, I'm not sure all that you can do with a TJ, especially with the top down. I got a viper in my XJ and just having that blue light blinking in the dash keeps all my friends at least 3 feet clear from the Jeep. They don't want to lean up on it and set off the shock sensor Maybe consider building a locking trunk box in your Jeep as well, if you can't fit everything into the glove box.

I agree with the idea that cameras are great, but they really won't do much if the person really is trying to steal the package. They may deter somebody from grabbing if you put the camera in plain sight by the front door, and they'd also be useful if you were in the house and you saw somebody coming up your lawn through the camera, but unless they've committed a murder or something, the police are probably pretty unlikely to go through the process of getting this guy ID'ed and figuring out who he is, etc.

HAHA I really like the idea of filling a fake box with something funny and putting it out there. Or leave a note in one thats somewhat intimidating or something, really you can't get in trouble because the person is stealing the box off your property as it was, you didn't "give it to him" per say
I like the idea of leaving a box for packages to be dropped in that can be locked after they're dropped off. As long as the box is secured down then they'll more than likely pass on.

Nothing against any law enforcement folks on here, but I have to agree with the fact that if it's petty theft, good luck getting any law enforcement agency to get it back. Maybe it just depends on where you live, the cops could just be lazier/care less in certain cities/states?
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:13 PM   #22
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****** Speaking of home security...

Why the heck would Charter cable company have a section on their work order for the technician to check:

"SECURITY SYSTEM YES/NO"

Why the heck do they need to know if I have a security system? That makes me nervous. I should have had my wife carry around the shotty when he came over to hook up my DVR.

On note on this thread, I like the idea of leaving a box full of crap or something. Then they would know you are on to them. I feel like a stake-out is in order.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:18 PM   #23
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Definitely going to do something about it this time. I just want to know who the heck it is. A lot of my neighbors have had small things in their carports come up missing here lately. There is some sort of neighborhood watch now, but it seems as if somebody knows when people arent at home. One reason i want a camera.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:20 PM   #24
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I second that... hopefully when you catch the guy it's some snotty little kid you drag to his moms house by his ears...
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:20 PM   #25
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You should put a note in the box saaying smile your about to get shot.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:24 PM   #26
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I have 2 dogs.. boxer and husky ..neighbor said they were going crazy in the back yard.. cant really let em run wild.. Neighbor never saw anything though . It was dark. First time they took stuff out of my carport when i left for 15 minutes to go get lunch. This time they must have seen the ups guy this time and watched to see if anyone is home. For all i know this could be someone in my neighborhood. Helmet do the cameras work good at night?
Yes, in low light they work pretty good, just goes to black and white or kind of green.

If it is some one from the neighborhood you should be able to recognize them.

The local Sheriff here hates thieves, and if your security system is grainy or they are hard to see he will take it to a casino about 60 miles away and have their security guys clean it up so they can see it better.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:25 PM   #27
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what really pisses me off is i was trying to get my jeep ready for a ride and now im going to have to wait god knows how long while the company files a claim with ups , then ups investigates , then ups stalls , then finally reimburses the company. Then they will ship me new parts or refund my money. This is what i got out of UPS and the company today.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:26 PM   #28
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This is why I hate UPS. They're the only ones that leave packages unattended. I've received packages from Purolator and if I'm not home they'll leave a door sticker and I have to go pick it up at a store nearby.


When I first had something shipped UPS,
they left the yellow tag on the door. I
had to check the box that said it was ok
to leave a package there if I wasn't home.
I'm usually home when they deliver, and my
neighbor is home all day so it's not a big deal
for me.

I'm guessing you can request that they reverse
the process so you have to be there to sign for
the box.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:40 PM   #29
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I do believe there is a no-drop off list that you can be on. But that sucks if the depot in 45min. away. And, you shouldn't have to worry about it.

OP- Set out a fake UPS box with industrial blueing on the back/side of box. Then look around the neighborhood for the d-bag with blue hands. Used to do this when we were kids to our pumpkins at halloween. Worked every time.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:46 PM   #30
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****** Speaking of home security...

Why the heck would Charter cable company have a section on their work order for the technician to check:

"SECURITY SYSTEM YES/NO"

Why the heck do they need to know if I have a security system? That makes me nervous. I should have had my wife carry around the shotty when he came over to hook up my DVR.

On note on this thread, I like the idea of leaving a box full of crap or something. Then they would know you are on to them. I feel like a stake-out is in order.
Thats normally done if you have phone server through them that the system runs through. I have had to deal with a couple security companies and they are a pain when you want to do work on the phone lines. If they arent working on that type of thing I would just tell them no even if you do.
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