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Pleasanton police offer delivery safety tips

Original post made on Nov 30, 2012

In the wake of the thefts of some Christmas packages that had been delivered to unattended homes, the Pleasanton police department is offering some tips to keeps deliveries safe. Parcels were stolen from two homes in recent days, and only discovered when a church employee contacted police after finding empty boxes in the church parking lot.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:58 AM

Comments

Posted by Don, a resident of Ironwood
on Nov 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

A suggestion would be that apartments, senior complexes, any place that has an office that is open with someone in attendance, offer to accept the packages temporarily until the addressee returns home. The addressee could tell them to expect a delivery on a certain day. I am sure many will say that the office then becomes responsible, but if the office then phoned the addressee, they must pick it up ASAP. This would avoid things sitting by front doors. While on the subject of things sitting out by someones front door I can tell you that during a recent post office food drive, I sat a sack of groceries by the mailboxes as instructed, early in the morning. Within a short period of time, after papers were delivered, they were gone, long before the mail was delivered. I guess someone needed the sack themselves & that was the only consolation. BTW, we are talking a Senior Housing Complex here.


Posted by mcknappe, a resident of Birdland
on Nov 30, 2012 at 11:01 am

I wish delivery drivers would ring the bell once or twice before just leaving the package.


Posted by Doug, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 1, 2012 at 3:35 am

Both FedEx and UPS can coordinate shipments to delivery centers or 'franchise' stores. Work with your shipper.

FedEx on Johnson Dr, or FedEx/Kinko's (near Home Depot)

UPS store on Santa Rita Rd.