November 26, 2016 – In the last month, several residents have had delivered packages stolen from their doorsteps. If you see a suspected theft in progress, call Concord Police dispatch at 925.671.3333. If your package was stolen, please fill out a police report online. The police need to know there is a problem at the Crossings so that they devote more time to patrolling here.
The Cowell HOA Board has discussed increasing private security patrols of our neighborhood during the day, but more can be done by following some of this advice:
Deliver to work/friend/neighbor. Try using different delivery options during the high-crime season. Have packages delivered where someone can accept them such as work or by a neighbor, or require a signature for delivery.
Leave a note. Delivery drivers will often honor requests to place packages behind a gate, shrub, or other location; residents should contact their carrier. In some cases, a note on the door is enough.
Track Packages. Package tracking has come a long way with online features. Setup alerts to your phone or email so you know when the package is en route. You will know when it is at your door to pick it up yourself or ask a neighbor to grab it.