Police Arrest Man and Woman for Stealing Christmas Packages
Police say they found over 100 packages in the home of two Somerville residents. Detectives were working hard Tuesday night to log the allegedly stolen packages so victims could have them in time for Christmas.
Police arrested a Somerville man and woman Tuesday afternoon and charged them with receiving stolen property, according to an announcement sent by the Somerville Police Department.
The stolen property in question: Christmas packages.
According to the announcement, Somerville police have been working with other police departments in the Greater Boston area to investigate multiple reports of thieves stealing packages from porches and doorways.
The announcement notes the spike in package deliveries due to the holidays.
On Tuesday, Somerville police acted on information from the Medford Police Department and stopped a vehicle at McGrath Highway and Pearl Street that matched the description of a car suspected of being involved with package thefts in the area, the announcement says.
Police noticed the car was filled with packages, all marked for delivery to different addressees, according to the announcement.
After arresting Manuel Sheehan, 27, and Kristen Casey, 26, charging them with receiving stolen property, police searched their Everett Avenue home, the announcement says.
In their home, police found more than 100 similar packages, believed to be stolen, according to the announcement.
The announcement says Somerville detectives were "working into the night to identify the many victims and log the stolen property so that as many items as possible can be returned in time for Christmas."
Sheehan and Casey were scheduled to be arraigned in Somerville District Court Wednesday.