Quincy: Four People Arrested For Package Thefts

Credit: Quincy Police

Credit: Quincy Police

Four people have been arrested in connection with package thefts in Quincy.

Police say that at around 4 p.m. Friday a Dixwell Ave. resident reported an unknown male had just attempted to steal packages that were delivered to her home.

As an officer was speaking with the victim, an off-duty Lieutenant reported a car in the area acting suspiciously.

The car, which pulled into the driveway in an attempt to elude the police, was located and an investigation uncovered at least ten packages, all of which are believed to have been stolen from the immediate area.

The suspects, 22-year-old Katherine Olivares-Soto of Pawtucket, RI; 22-year-old Xavier Soto of Lynn; 21-year-old Antoni Garcia-Mota of Boston; and a male juvenile from Lawrence were arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property.

In addition police say all adults involved had an outstanding warrant for their arrest.

Anyone who sees any suspicious activity is being asked to report it to Quincy Police at 617-479-1212.

Police have also included some steps you can take to safeguard your packages:

1.) Send the package to the residence of a trusted friend, relative, or neighbor who you know will be home. Be sure the friend will be available to retrieve the package upon delivery. If possible, have the package shipped to your work address.

2.) Request a signature. Many packages today are sent without a signature required. The package is simply left on the front stairs / porch.

3.) Ask the package delivery company to hold the package at their facility if you will not be home to accept delivery (if available). Most companies allow you to track package for anticipated delivery date.

4.) Leave special instructions on where to deliver the package (for example: please leave package on back stairs, at side door, etc). This will at least keep the package out of plain sight of a passerby. If you use this option, ask that the delivery person remove the note from your front door and leave with package.

5.) Order on-line and have it shipped to the local store for in-store pickup.

6.) Use an Amazon Locker or UPS Access Point Locker.


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About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.