Sgt. Derek Messier with the Canton Police Department said, “Last year we saw a market increase in the amount of packages being stolen from peoples’ homes whether it be from mailboxes, porches.”
Canton residents can have packages sent to the police station.
Bill Sorensen said, “I think it is a great thing for us we don’t need it. For people that do need it it is a great idea. I think more towns and cities should be doing it.”
The police department started the program to reduce the amount of package thefts. Police say the holiday package safe delivery program is a win win. Sgt. Messier added, “It reduces our case load in terms of investigations with larceny. We had quite a bit last year and hopefully expanding the program will help reduce that as well.”
Saron Sorensen added, “I think it will help them in the long run also.
They won’t have to investigate as many thefts. If you are a Canton resident you can come by the police station, show your ID, pick up your package between and 6am-11pm seven days a week.
Madison Vanhorn told News 8, “I think that’s really good because then it’s safe for us.” They can’t accept large items like furniture or appliances. The program runs from November 22 to December 24.