BEND, OR -- With the holidays coming up more people are shopping on-line and having products sent to their home.
The problem is, thieves are also on the lookout for packages on porches and stealing them. Bend Police Lieutenant Juli McConkey says consider having the items delivered to your workplace, or, go to the store you ordered from and pick them up. She says other options include having a neighbor pick up the package or, requiring a signature from the company dropping off the item. McConkey says the problem of theft from porches has increased in recent years in Bend but says the department's Probolem Oriented Policing Team is proactively working to prevent thefts.