Police Arrest Suspected Porch Pirate In Downtown Martinez On Thursday

July 20, 2018 10:00 am · 30 comments

An alleged porch pirate has been arrested in Martinez, according to police.

A resident in the 3200 block of Alhambra Ave. reviewed video of a woman stealing a package off his porch on Thursday, and a little while later, the victim saw the suspected thief walking in downtown Martinez, police said.

The victim called police, and officers contacted and arrested the woman, who was still in possession of the stolen items, according to police.

The suspect’s name hasn’t been released.

Citizen July 20, 2018 at 10:04 AM

Finally they got one!!

Ricardoh July 20, 2018 at 10:05 AM

This is sort of a low life crime. How embarrassing to get caught stealing from porches.

HonestLandlord July 20, 2018 at 11:53 AM

This is not sort of a low life crime, this is a low life crime. Theft is abhorrent, and to steal off of someone’s porch is the most cowardly of acts.

Ricardoh July 20, 2018 at 12:05 PM

Wow thank you for the correction. I won’t soon forget that.

Kentucky Derby July 20, 2018 at 10:23 AM

I’m glad there was an arrest, but if you haven’t learned by now that you have to stay on top of your tracking numbers and not leave packages on the porch all day… all I can say is good luck with that.

Anon July 20, 2018 at 12:12 PM

DON’T STEAL OTHER PEOPLE’S PROPERTY

Kentucky Derby July 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM

I agree with don’t steal other people’s property. But criminals are opportunists, and without an opportunity – there is no crime. My husband and I are at work all day too – but we have enough common sense not to leave packages on the porch all day. We make arrangements to keep from getting victimized. It’s called personal responsibility and accountability. It takes effort, and a lot of people don’t want to be bothered. They’d rather roll the dice.

TeacherMom July 20, 2018 at 3:04 PM

A package was stolen from our porch within two minutes. I was home.

Kentucky Derby July 20, 2018 at 4:01 PM

Signature required. It’s aggravating that we have to live this way, but it’s the world we live in.

Tim July 20, 2018 at 10:33 AM

Next time show her face. She may be linked to other crimes!

TheYellowRanger July 20, 2018 at 10:43 AM

Doesn’t matter, less than $100. She won’t even spend the night in jail and the DA won’t pursue the case.

AnonZ July 20, 2018 at 10:54 AM

Yes!! Keep it up!

Shoulda Coulda July 20, 2018 at 11:09 AM

It’s time to bring back keel hauling for Porch Pirates.

Captain Bebops July 20, 2018 at 11:18 AM

I have numerous cameras around my place and they are obvious which keeps the porch bandits away. May not help so much if the camera is a bit hidden.

Law Dog July 20, 2018 at 11:48 AM

Boil Her

Sign from Above July 20, 2018 at 11:54 AM

Low life slime like this doesn’t care!

Kinsey Leaky July 20, 2018 at 11:59 AM

I heard she was out an hour later and probably no charges filed other than a simple misdemeanor slap on the hand.

HonestLandlord July 20, 2018 at 1:52 PM

Actually, if they were smart, they would charge her with possession of stolen property which is a Felony….

KenInConcord July 20, 2018 at 12:13 PM

I think if have had a package stolen off your porch. Each victim should be allowed to slap her once.

Justiceplez July 20, 2018 at 12:25 PM

Is there any wonder why package pilfering has increased so dramatically in the last couple of years. Why teams of young thieves travel in packs going up and down streets lifting car door handles and ransacking automobiles with great precision being followed by a slow moving truck to capture the loot and perpetrators for a quick escape should police be summoned. Why? Because its easy and, for the most part, police have “more important” crimes to deal with. Package Pirates and Pilferers have little to fear from law enforcement and the courts since they are rarely prosecuted ….. and that’s the problem. They totally lack respect for other people’s hard earned property. When you stop obeying the law for the small stuff, its only a matter of time before you go on to bigger and more violent crime because no criminal ever thinks they are going to get caught, let alone punished. These people need to pay, need to be inconvenienced in some way, even if its only community service for 1st offenders. If you’ve ever been a victim you know what a nightmare it is to cancel credit cards, bank checks, replace important papers and repair damage cause by these thugs. Really, haven’t we all had enough!

Justiceplez July 20, 2018 at 12:36 PM

Maybe they should institute a “Petty Crimes Court” where they would be brought before a judge immediately and have to answer for their crime, like Night Court.

The Mamba July 20, 2018 at 2:52 PM

See ya dirtbag.

HappyPappy July 20, 2018 at 2:59 PM

Hmmmm………I wonder……..if she were to vote which party would she, and her ilk , support.

Cicero July 20, 2018 at 5:29 PM

She has that red hair like all the Russian women spies I see on tv.

Original G July 20, 2018 at 5:35 PM

An with Gavin Newsom supported Prop 47 in place she’s looking at a misdemeanor which might get her probation if DA even bothers with the case.

Criminals know there is little downside to committing property crimes under $950. Note there is NO mention of her being booked into JAIL. Most likely cite and release.

Read Prop 47, . . . . CA a haven for criminals.
https://ballotpedia.org/California_Proposition_47,_Reduced_Penalties_for_Some_Crimes_Initiative_(2014)

Gigi July 21, 2018 at 10:02 AM

I agree! Package thieves pictures should be posted on a billboard, and they should have to pay for it! Public shaming.

Anonanonagain July 21, 2018 at 6:49 PM

Someone who steals packages off the porch is a lowlife. Make this slimeball clean up highways for 6 months as restitution. Garbage can hang with garbage.

Nokeem July 21, 2018 at 10:19 PM

Show her face! I’m sick of these criminals who steal packages off of porches and get NO punishment. God help you if you rob a bank!

ladyofmtz July 22, 2018 at 4:40 AM

if you make each one caught responsible for ALL of the packages stolen in lets say the prior three months that have been reported the porch thieves will start thinking twice about taking that package knowing they will get multiple charges with convictions for theirs and anyone else’s theft. if they got caught for one who says they didn’t do the others. just having to pay the restitution for ones they didn’t take would be payback.

Lena July 22, 2018 at 10:59 AM

Our system of justice doesn’t work that way. thankfully.

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