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By Genevieve Shuey

Porch pirates raiding homes


October 2, 2019


IS ONE OF THESE ON YOUR PORCH?: Porch pirates have been spotted in increasing numbers in Goldendale.

Porch pirates are operating in Goldendale. Police Chief Reggie Bartkowski reports that police received a report of a theft in progress on Sept. 19. The caller was unable to provide a thorough description of the suspect or the vehicle used. Police patrolled the area extensively but could not locate the suspect.

Bartkowski cautions citizens to remember that with the holiday season quickly approaching, opportunistic thieves are on the prowl. He suggests bringing in packages promptly and using cameras to monitor property.

Postmaster Jennifer Zimmerlee suggests thwarting potential thieves by having packages held for pick-up at the post office, tracking deliveries regularly, and using the new I...

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