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Posted on: December 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Preventing Package Thefts

Package Thefts

Did you know that 36% of Americans have reported having a package stolen at least once?  Please follow these five safety tips to help combat package thefts this holiday season!

  • Don't leave packages unattended for any length of time
  • Won't be home?  Use the 'Hold for Pickup' option at
  • Leaving town?  Use the request 'Hold Mail' service at
  • Customize delivery by using and your tracking number
  • Use USPS special services like Signature Confirmation or Registered Mail

It is extremely important to always file a police report when you package is stolen.  Reporting these crimes to Malden PD allows us to be aware of what areas are affected.

If you or someone you know has a package stolen, please call our non-emergency number at 781-397-7171 to file a report.

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