Phoenix police arrest suspected serial 'porch pirate'

Police have arrested a man accused of stealing packages from several Phoenix homes.

Phoenix police say 23-year-old Terrill Peuse, Jr. was arrested on December 12 after officers responded to a burglary call at an apartment near 32nd Street and Bell Road, and found several packages addressed to other people inside his truck.

Police say they contacted each victim who confirmed they made online purchases and their packages were stolen from their homes that same day.

Peuse Jr. was booked into jail on four counts of theft.

Phoenix police remind everyone to plan ahead for package security and arrange for someone to be home for deliveries, work with a trusted neighbor to secure packages, or have deliveries sent to a P.O. Box or lock box.