Porch pirates are a problem. According to Safe Wise, three out of four people say they've lost a package to thieves. The website estimates that over 113 million packages were stolen from paying customers in 2023 alone.

Unfortunately, the trend doesn't appear to be going away any time soon. But some people out there have had enough and are doing something about it.

Alleged Porch Pirate Stopped by Good Samaritan and Police 

The New York Post says that a homeowner in Yonkers caught an alleged porch pirate on their Ring doorbell device and notified police. Officials say the 27-year-old suspect was seen taking packages from the home, and began to run when he was approached by law enforcement.

However, this would prove to be a team effort, as video shows the alleged pirate being clotheslined by a good neighbor, who happened to be nearby.

Yonkers Police say he suspect has been charged with with fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

The police department shared the body camera footage on their Facebook page.

13 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- January 2024

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 1/01/2024:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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Box of Reptiles Delivered to Wrong Home in Lower Hudson Valley

You may remember this story from 2022?

The AP had reported that a box of the small reptiles arrived by accident at a home in Port Chester. The Port Chester Police Department shared a picture of the reptiles on their Facebook page.

If you lost your lizards and iguanas we have them at the PD.
A box of live reptiles were delivered to the wrong address.
Needless to say the addressee was quite startled when they opened the box.

They went on to say that resident who opened the box was quite startled at what they had found, not surprisingly.

The National Desk says that it was not clear if there were more reptiles that were not photographed at the police station.

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