City of
Madison

District 11

Alder Arvina Martin

Image of Alder Arvina Martin,
Council Vice President

Alder Arvina Martin,
Council Vice President

Contact Information

Home Address:

4901 Waukesha Street
Madison , WI 53705

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
WI Relay Service

Alder Martin’s Blog

Beware of Porch Pirates!

December 10, 2018 7:53 PM

It's that time of year again when we come home to front porches full of boxes from online retailers where we find all of the best deals from the convenience of ordering from our phones.  This joyous occasion is also the favorite time of year for #PorchPirates. 

These adventurous thieves feast on crimes of opportunity and convenience, often finding their biggest bounty in apartment complexes and vulnerable front porches. 

So, I'm sure you'd like to keep those deliveries this season so you can give them as gifts to friends and family, and not the lurking #PorchPirates.

Here are a few package theft prevention tips:

  • Have packages delivered to your work

  • Schedule delivery for times you will be home

  • Have packages delivered to a neighbor who is home

  • Require a signature from your package carrier

  • Monitor your front porch (Xfinity Home, Ring doorbell, Nest and others)

Since they are already on your property and porch, some of these #PorchPirates will also check for unlocked doors.So, make sure that the exterior of your home and any vehicles are locked up every day and night!Madison Police Department sees a lot of neighborhoods fall victim to theft from autos and garages when the majority of these crimes can be deterred from simply locking them up! Follow Madison Police Department on social media for periodic safety tips and friendly reminders to Lock-It-Up! #NIGHTLYLOCKUP

 

Lookout for each other and report suspicious activity!

Additional resources from MPD related to this topic:

Vacation Watch:

https://www.cityofmadison.com/police/forms/vacationWatch.cfm

Camera Registration

http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/forms/securityCamera.cfm)

Link to Flyers/Pamphlets on Safety

http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/safety/crimeprevention/

 




Email to a friend Email to a friend

Subscribe to Email List

Subscribe to the District 11 – Alder Martin email list:


By participating on this list the Wisconsin Public Records Laws may subject your email address to disclosure to third parties. By selecting "Yes" you are requesting that we treat your email address that you have provided to this list as confidential and you are also stating that you would not participate in this service if the City is obligated to release your email address to such third party requesters.


Archive

2021
2020
2019
2018
2017

Labels

Budget
Uncategorized

Tags

Absentee Voting  Advisory  Alternate Side of the Street Parking  Assessments  Ballot Drop Boxes  Bike Paths  Black Lives Matter  Brush Pickup  Budget  Bus Rapid Transit  CARES  Census2020  City High  Communications  Comprehensive Plan  Construction  Coronavirus  Crestwood  Crime Prevention  CUNA  Curfew  Development  Disaster Relief  Dog Park  Early in Person Voting  Elections  Emergency  Face Coverings  Fall  Feedback  FEMA  Financial Hotline  Fire Department  Flooding  Food Scrap Recycling  Forward Dane  General  Glen Oaks  Glenway  Green Infrastructure  Hill Farms  Hilldale  Imagine Madison  Inclement Weather  Information  Informational Sessions  Lane Closures  Large Item Pick Up  Leaf Collection  Library  Madison Yards  Mayor  Mayor's Neighborhood Conference  Meeting Schedule  Metro  Midtown Police Station  Neighborhood Grants  Neighborhood Meetings  Neighborhood Safety  Online Meeting  Parking  Parks  Plan Commission  Police  Poll Workers  Prescribed BUrns  Presentation  Property Taxes  Public Health  Public Health  Public Hearing  Public Market  Recycling  Redistricting  Redistricting  Reopening  Road Closures  Roads  Safer At Home  Safety  Scams  Schools  Snow  Solar Panels  Spring  Stormwater  Streets  Summer  Sunset Village  Text Alerts  Town Hall  Traffic Enforcement  Traffic Enforcement  Training Sessions  Transit  Trash Collection  Tree Removal  University Avenue  Virtual Meeting  Vision Zero  Water  Water Mains  Watershed  Weekly Meeting Schedule  Weekly Update  Westgate  Westgate  Westmorland  Wheel Tax  Winter  Yard Waste