3 separate 'porch pirate' incidents reported in Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. - Keep an eye out for your packages because porch pirates are out to get on Santa’s naughty list this year.

Between Dec. 2 and Dec. 5, three separate instances were reported to the Bismarck Police Department.

Police say the first one happened around the 100 Block of Santa Fe Ave., where someone’s package was stolen from their mail room. The package contained $50 worth of merchandise.

According to officers, another instance happened on the 100 Block of Boise Ave. A 39-year-old Bismarck man said his tracking showed his iPhone 8 Plus was delivered at 6:39 p.m., when he came home at 8 p.m. it was gone.

Also, police say a 47-year-old Bismarck woman knew her two packages were delivered, but when her husband got home they were nowhere in sight.

The Bismarck Police Department is investigating all of the cases.