Homeowner Catches Person Allegedly Stealing Packages From Porch

Published: Sep. 21, 2017 at 11:24 AM EDT
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A Bangor man helped police catch a suspect who he says was stealing packages from his front porch.

Tom Pasternack says his camera recorded someone taking his packages from his property on Sunday.

Pasternack set up an alert system to notify him if anyone stepped onto his porch after a fruitless search for Sunday's perpetrator.

Pasternack says he also set up two dummy packages on Wednesday as bait.

He says he soon received an alert and raced home to confront the suspected thief.

A responding officer found the dummy packages in the backpack being carried by 28-year-old Veronica Smith of Bangor.

Smith was arrested and charged with theft and receiving stolen property.

Any resident of Bangor, missing any delivered packages from outside of their homes with in the past few months, are asked to contact Detective Jose Vidaurri at (207)947-7382 extension 5752.

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