Kelowna Police arrest pirates on the porch and remind consumers to remember

The Kelowna Police Department is reminding shoppers to be aware of potential porch pirates as many order gifts online before the holiday season.

OPD says they have already made some arrests for package theft this holiday season. Police say an alert citizen saw suspicious activity regarding packages and called the police on Thursday evening. Officials from the La Vista Police Department and the OPD responded to the S 110th St and Harrison St areas and caught two suspects in a stolen vehicle with stolen packages from multiple homes.

According to investigators, 29-year-old Quinn Abbas has been booked for five thefts for illegal ingestion, possession of a financial device and drug paraphernalia. William Osborn, 24, has been booked for four incidents of theft through illegal take, criminal impersonation, illegal occupation and local warrants.

OPD is a reminder to residents that this time of year opportunistic thieves are busy reaching quick targets quickly. The Kelowna Police Department offers the following tips to help protect against potential theft:

(Photo by WOWT 6 News / Kelowna Police Department)

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