Eagle Pass Police Chief Albert Guajardo reported that a male subject was arrested for stealing delivery packages from a home on Tuesday, November 26.
“ This morning our officers arrested an Individual who was caught stealing delivery packages, “ said Chief Guajardo.
Guajardo stated that officers will be Increasing vigilance during the holidays to continue monitoring this type of crimes.
“ I do want to warn the community to be careful with this type of packages that are being delivered to your home from different purchases that you have done either online or other manners,” said Chief Guajardo.
Chief Guajardo heeds warning to anyone who is thinking of committing this type of crime to not do so because it is considered a state felony that is punishable with jail time and a fine.
On September 1, the State of Texas Increased the penalty for stealing packages from porches.
The new law has made it a felony to steal, mail which includes letters, postcards, packages and other sealed items.
Locally, in the past, law enforcement authorities have dealt with incidents Involving the stealing of mail and packages such as in the case that occurred on Tuesday.
This crime will now be considered a first-degree felony if you steal from more than 50 people, a second-degree felony if you steal from 20-50 people and a state felony if you steal from less than 10 people.