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Stolen packages taken from doorsteps returned

Posted: 4:52 PM, Dec 22, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-22 22:56:59Z

Three people were arrested this week after packages were stolen from doorsteps in the Hanover area.   

"You don't know what you're stealing.  What if it's somebody's medication or something," said Amy Lipsius, who lives in Hanover.

Anne Arundel County police say several packages have been taken from front doorsteps, gifts and medication, around Arundel Mills Mall, over the last few weeks. 

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"This is a typical case of see something, say something.  Only you know who should be and who should not be in your neighborhood," said Cpl. Jackie Davis, Anne Arundel County Police spokeswoman.

Reports from neighbors came in about a white car that seemed suspicious.  Officers made a stop and realized boxes in the car did not belong to three suspects.  Kevan Harris, 22, of no fixed address, Phillip Bosworth, 21, of Baltimore, and Brandon Wheeler, 29, of Severn, face various theft charges.

"Three victims have had their property returned so far.  Detectives are working on locating additional victims.  They do have some property that they are still looking to return, so hopefully we can get that returned before the holidays," Cpl. Davis said.

Lipsius and her husband started the local page for nextdoor.com, letting people know about crime in the neighborhood.  She will post about the incidents.  Meantime, Lipsius and her husband installed a doorbell that comes with a surveillance camera.

"If you know like a big package or an expensive package is coming that you let a neighbor know and see if somebody can come grab it for you during the daytime," Lipsius said. 

"I keep an eye on the tracking number.  I'm pretty sure they have the tracking number on the receipt," said Jean Jackson, who lives in Hanover.    

If you live in the Hanover area and you're missing a package, police want you to call in with images and details.  Email Det. Dan Pamer #1565 at p91565@aacounty.org or Det. Erick Patterson #1825 at p91825@aacounty.org.

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