La Crosse Police remind community to plan ahead to avoid porch pirates

Packages should be sent to a neighbor's house if they are home, or to a business.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – If you are shopping online, we aware of porch pirates.

La Crosse Police say rather than having any packaged dropped off at your front door, send it where someone can receive it.

Having an eye on your package can help stop a Grinch of stealing your holiday cheer.

“The thing to do would be either have it delivered to a neighbor’s if you aren’t going to be home. Or to a business where you can pick it up,” said La Crosse Police Captain Jason Melby.

Captain Melby says that while home cameras are helpful during an investigation, they often don’t stop a burglary from happening.