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Canadian Champion (Milton, ON), 19 Dec 2019, p. 8

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i PLEASE PITCH IN B® CRIME LOUIE ROSELLA aM r mb sday,. Uecernr for another suspected "porch pirate" who stole several Cyber Monday packages de- livered to Miltor: homes. Police say the latest string of porch thefts oc- curred Thursday (Dec. 12) in South and Louis St. Laurent Avenue. The suspect was caught on camera taking packages from several homes in the ar- ea. This comes a few days af- ter a suspected porch pirate was caught on video taking an Amazon package left on the front porch of an Oak- xille home in the area of Dundas Street West and Milton Canadian Champion Neyagawa Boulevard. Halton police say that ar- Graham Paine/Torstar | ea has also been targeted for Still well short of this year's goal of $185,000, the Milton Salvation Army is accepting kettle multiple thefts. donations at various locations around town until Christmas Eve. Police say this type of Weather is intensifying. The grid is overloaded. Cyber-attacks are happening. Your power is at risk. ry : . ot Tvs Ate ba es : . (ecl Hrotection trom Unpredictable Fhe ats Halton police are looking the area of Bronte Street Halton police photo Porch Pirate in Milton caught on camera. crime, known as "porch pi- rating," happens more fre- quently in Halton this time of year due to the increase in online ordering for Christ- mas. So, if you're shopping on- line this holiday season, you should take other precau- tions to protect your packag- es from being taken right off your front porch. Here are five tips: POLICE WARN OF PORCH PIRATES 1. If available, ask for your package to be delivered to a side or back door, out of sight. : 2. Enlist the help of a neighbour. Either have your |. package delivered to a trust- - ed neighbour who is home during the day, or ask a neighbour to keep an eye out for a package delivery and to 'retrieve it when it is deliv-s ered. . 3. If permitted, have your package delivered to your work. 4. If available, ask for a signature to be required for delivery. 5. Canada Post is offering a FlexDelivery service for free, while Amazon, FedEx and UPS all offer a variety of options other than dropping your package on your door- step. Anyone with information can call police at 905-825-4747 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-8471. Power outages can occur anywhere and at any time. With intense weather and acts of cyberterrorism constantly threatening a deteriorating and overloaded infrastructure, our nation's power grid is more susceptible to frequent and prolonged power outages than ever before. Generac works hard every day to design and manufacture affordable home standby generators that provide power to your home until utility service is restored. 905-702-0515 1-855-702-0515 www.dé Sales Service Website DEKER ELECTRIC LTD 348 GUELPH STREET UNIT 11, GEORGETOWN, ON L7G 4B5 GENERAC a

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