New York State Police are warning area residents to keep an eye out for people stealing packages out of mailboxes and off porches.
State Police say they arrested two people after incidents in the Otsego County towns of Hartwick, Garrattsville, and New Lisbon.
According to police, Richfield Springs troopers spotted the pair in a vehicle near mailboxes on State Highway 205 and, shortly thereafter, they were dispatched to a complaint of a larceny from a mailbox. Troopers located Karen R. Decarlo, 42, of Garrattsville and Joshua R. Talbot, 41, of Garrattsville, and found them in possession of packages not belonging to them.
The two were arrested on November 15 and charged with the misdemeanors of petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, and conspiracy in the sixth degree. They were released on appearance tickets to the Hartwick Town Court at a later date.
State Police recommend helpful tips: be home when your package is delivered; if you don’t plan to be home schedule the package to be dropped off at a trusted neighbor’s home or at a FedEx, UPS, or Amazon locker service.