UPS Package Theft Suspect

The Redding Police Department is asking for assistance identifying a woman who stole a package off the front porch of a residence after delivery by the United Parcel Service.

On January 8, 2016, a UPS driver delivered a package to a residence in the 2900 block of Ross Creek Court in Redding. The package contained Avon makeup and clothing accessories worth $220.

Within minutes, a woman took the package from the front porch of the residence and fled in a reported stolen car. The car, a 1992 Honda, has since been recovered, but the makeup has not been recovered and the suspect who stole the package has not yet been identified. The car was following the UPS truck for the purpose of stealing delivered packages.

UPS theft suspect

The home was equipped with a home surveillance system that depicts the below female walking to the porch to steal the package. The suspect’s jacket has the letters “VC” on the front of it.

Anyone who can identify this female suspect is asked to call Redding Police Investigations at (530)225-4214.

-from press release
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6 Responses

  1. Avatar K. Beck says:

    Check on craigslist?

    One question, if she was following the UPS truck what was the driver doing? He should be watching for such things, seems to me given what has been happening when packages are dumped of front porches.

  2. Avatar pmarshall says:

    Yes, “little ol’ Redding is not the same; we have a lot of homeless and some “losers” now.  We will have to be on the lookout for these ” stealers” and help our neighbors — the police can’t be everywhere, so we, the people, will have to help, if possible.

  3. Avatar Barbara N. says:

    The UPS driver was doing his job…to deliver one and then another package. They can not be held responsible for what happens after that, or even who might be tailing them. They have a tight schedule. I hope she is caught and at least spends a year in jail. Drug addiction is usually what drives these people to do these things. Yes it is a pain to have to sign for your packages…but I’m thinking that might be the way to go.  Tired of being paranoid waiting for my whatever it might be show up on my doorstep. It’s not just Redding either…lot of little towns feeling the same pain. Sad and I hate it!

  4. A. Jacoby A. Jacoby says:

    A post office box in a mail store solved the problem for me. Usually they will accept packages for you. Some charge extra for that service but the peace of mind is well worth it.

  5. Avatar Chris K says:

    It won’t really matter if she does get caught, it will be a misdemeanor charge punishable by County jail time at most.

    Oops! the jail is full, so no jail time for her. She’ll be given probation which will likely have to be stacked on top of the probation she’s probably already serving.

    The threat of actual punishment for these scumbags has become a sad joke, and they know it.

  6. Avatar name says:

    Seems like RPD could look to Chico for some good ideas.  They had problems with this, so they put some boxes on porches that contained a GPS device.  The thief could then be tracked after they stole the item.  Not sure how successful it was, but seems like a good idea.