Package Stolen from Brookline Doorstep

Brookline, Beechview police blotter, Dec. 10 to Dec. 16.

It’s that time of year—when holiday packages can disappear from doorsteps before they have a chance to wait beneath a Christmas tree.

WPXI reported recently that thieves are targeting packages left on porches in the Pittsburgh area, and Brookline is no exception.

Pittsburgh police took a report at noon on Dec. 12 that someone had stolen a package from a home in the 700 block of Fordham Street in Brookline. The package presumably had been delivered to the home earlier that day.

For tips on how to report a stolen package, see this information for USPS, this information from UPS, or this information for FedEx packages.

Has this happened to you? Share in the comments section.


Also in the blotter:

Aggravated Assault

  • A man was arrested for domestic violence in the 1600 block of Ballinger Street in Brookline on Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.


  • A woman was arrested for domestic violence in the 1300 block of Alton Street in Beechview on Dec. 12.
  • David Colbert of Pittsburgh was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and marijuana in the 3000 block of Banksville Road in Banksville in Dec. 14.

This information was supplied by Pittsburgh Police, and is a report for crimes and arrests in Zone 6. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. A map of the Zone 6 area can be found here.

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Carol December 20, 2012 at 04:41 PM
I did not have a package stolen, but someone stole our "Christmas inflatable snowglobe" out of our front yard on Pioneer Avenue! It was tied to the house and plugged in! I hope it was worth it to make a young child cry! What is wrong with people?
Erin Faulk December 20, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Ugh, I'm sorry to hear that. I can't imagine those things would be easy to steal. I hope you can have a Merry Christmas anyway!


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