NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander
New York State Police are warning residents to keep an eye out for people stealing packages out of mailboxes and off porches.
So far, incidents have been reported in Otsego County in the towns of Hartwick, Garrettsville and New Lisbon.
Some helpful tips: be home when your package is delivered, if you don’t plan to be home schedule the package to be dropped off at a trusted neighbor’s home or at a FedEx, UPS or Amazon locker service.
On November 15, 2021 two people were arrested and charged with the misdemeanors of Petit Larceny, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the fifth degree and Conspiracy in the sixth degree.
They are identified as Karen R. Decarlo, age 42 of Garrettsville, NY and Joshua R. Talbot, age 41 of Garrettsville, NY. Richfield Spring Troopers spotted them in a vehicle near mailboxes on State Highway 205 and shortly thereafter were dispatched to a complaint of a larceny from a mailbox. The troopers were able to locate Decarlo and Talbot and found them in possession of packages not belonging to them.
They were arrested, processed then released on appearance tickets to the Hartwick Town Court on January 12, 2022.