Wausau apartment tenant captures porch pirate on camera

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Wausau Police are investigating the report of a person that stole a package from an apartment on Fulton Street.

Wausau Police say while these types of thefts are typically up during the holidays when people receive more packages, 'porch pirates' know no season.

They offer the following tips:

• If you can, have packages delivered to your work.
• If you have trusted stay at home friend, have delivered there.
• Require a signature so packages aren't left.
• Request packages be left in hidden place (back door, container, etc) so not easily seen from street. Often thieves are just walking/driving down street looking for packages out in open.
• Consider inexpensive cameras which you can have at front door.