Dickinson police nab porch pirates
Two adults have been arrested in relation to the recent rash of package thefts occurring throughout Dickinson over the past few weeks. A subsequent search of a related residence located in the 2600 block of 5th Ave West also led to the recovery of a large amount of stolen property tied to a Porch Pirating ring where juveniles were being used by adults to rob properties in Dickinson.
The two porch pirates who have been involved in the recent rash of package thefts throughout Dickinson over the past few weeks were arrested early in the evening on Monday and charged with felony theft of property.
Detectives from the Dickinson Police Department arrested Denae Tormaschy, 31, and Mathew Lenoir, 35, at approximately 5 p.m. and booked them into the Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center in Dickinson. A subsequent search of a related residence located in the 2600 block of Fifth Avenue West also led to the recovery of a large amount of stolen property tied to the Porch Pirating ring, according to a DPD press release.
Due to the community’s vigilance, detectives were able to locate Tormaschy and Lenoir.
“Unfortunately, we may be unable to tie a lot of the recovered property to the appropriate victim(s) as many of the porch pirating thefts have either gone unreported or dismissed as packages lost in the mail. These arrests were made possible through the vigilance of our community partnered with proactive investigative work conducted by Dickinson police detectives,” the press release stated.
If any Dickinson resident has a grossly overdue or undelivered package within the past few weeks and if you believe you may be a victim of porch pirating, contact the DPD’s non-emergency line at 701-456-7759 and ask to speak with an officer.