Salem Police Narrowing Search for Package Thief [VIDEO]

Here's a quick update about a recent theft that sparked a conversation among our readers about package safety in Salem.


Earlier this month, Salem resident Bill Bushong asked us to publish this video footage of a woman stealing a package containing a $300, 64-pound birdcage off of his front porch on Mason Street.

When we checked back in with Bushong Wednesday afternoon, he was happy to report that a Salem Police detective said the ongoing investigation is now "focused on one person."

At 1:31 p.m. Christmas day, Salem police officers responded to Bushong's house to discuss the theft, according to that morning's police log post.

"My guess is that this person thought it was a flat-screen TV or something since the box looks similar," Bushong said. "And at 60-70 pounds (65 to be exact), it feels about right as well."

The story was featured on several area network news stations and prompted a conversation about package safety among our readers on Salem Patch.

We'll keep you updated.

Have you been the victim of a similar crime in Salem? Let us know in the comments section below.

Native Son January 17, 2013 at 04:28 PM
The woman in the film footage appears to be someone who's been seen in the vacinity of the Mack Park-Gallows Hill neighborhood maybe Pope St.?
Bob January 17, 2013 at 05:52 PM
I hope so. It is taking way too long for the police to bag this thief. I know from my mole they know who it is. I wonder if she is a family member of someone on the force? waiting for this to die down? Just saying.
Pat January 17, 2013 at 06:53 PM
Thank you for doing a follow up, it's nice to know the outcomes to the storys.


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