Stewartville resident witnesses package thefts
STEWARTVILLE — Area residents who are wondering if their deliveries are ever going to arrive might have an answer.
Olmsted County Sheriff's deputies on Friday responded to a theft in progress after a caller reported seeing a vehicle driving through Stewartville neighborhoods, taking packages off porches. Officers stopped the vehicle; a subsequent search located several items of property that are believed to have been stolen from residences in or near Stewartville.
Authorities are now asking for the public's help in returning the items to the people who were expecting them.
In order to claim the property, people will need to show documentation the merchandise was expected to be delivered via a common carries such as the the U.S. Postal Service, UPS or FedEx.
The recovered items, believed to be stolen, are:
One pair of Bearpaw Emma short model women's boots, charcoal, size 10; One by One brand coaxial antenna in original package; an Amazon Fire TV unit with remote control and manual; a No-Toil Industries brand air box cover that appears to cover an air filter for a motorcycle engine; a Dremel 8220 cordless rotary tool; a Dremel flex shaft rotary tool extension; a Dremel rotary tool chuck attachment piece.
The intended owners are asked to contact Sgt. Tom Claymon of the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office at 328-6752, with the proper proof.
At least one of the people in the vehicle was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant, and the investigation is ongoing.
Officials remind residents that this is the season for thieves to make the most of opportunities like this, and recommend tracking packages and arranging for immediate pick-up.