FORTUNA, CA. – Fortuna police arrest a man suspected of theft and prowling.
At 8:15AM Friday, police received word that a man had stolen a package off the porch of a home on the 500 block of Summer Street.
The homeowner says he saw this happen and started chasing the suspect – Demarcus Conley of Loleta – on Fortuna Boulevard.
According to the homeowner, Conley threw the package and got away.
Officers searched the area and found Conley as he was walking into the backyard of a residence on the 1600 block of Newburg Road.
They followed Conley into the backyard and found him hiding near a fence, and he was arrested without incident.
Fortuna police get an increase of package theft calls during the holidays.
To protect yourself from the crime, law enforcement encourages requiring a signature for any deliver, tracking your package via text or email, or having your shipment sent directly to your workplace.