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Oncor tree trimming northwest & central portion of UP - updated

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Santa Around Town - December 16 to December 20.

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The Arbor - December 2019

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Make this holiday season less jolly for package thieves.  

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Rainbow Trout Stocking in Caruth Park - December 3 & January 22.  

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Write a letter to Santa Claus!

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Tuesday, December 10 at 6 p.m. - eBooks & Digital Collections Class for Kindles @ UPPL.

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Wednesday, December 11 at 3:45 p.m. - Preschool Story Time at UP Public Library.

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Wednesday, December 11 at 5 p.m. - Court Night

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Thursday, December 12 at 10:45 a.m. - Toddler Story at UP Public Library.

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Thursday, December 12 at 3:30 p.m. - STEAM Station at UP Public Library.

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Thursday, December 12 at 6 p.m. - eBooks & Digital Collections Class @ UPPL.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - Planning & Zoning Meeting

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - City Council Meeting

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Make this holiday season less jolly for package thieves

November 26, 2019

Package thefts occur year round, but thanks to the popularity of online ordering, they are more common during the holiday season.  Here are some tips to prevent package thefts and to keep your orders safe:
 
  • Use smart package lockers (such as Amazon locker) or convenience stores like the UPS store
  • Have packages delivered to your workplace or office
  • Install security cameras
  • Require signature on delivery
  • Require a vacation package hold if you are out of town
  • Sign up for tracking alerts so you can arrange to be home when the package is scheduled to be delivered

This holiday season, UPPD urges you to lock your vehicles and place your valuables in the trunk. It's a good idea to also keep all household doors locked, even when home. Of course, the department appreciates all those who continue to quickly report suspicious activity.  UPPD's non-emergency number is 214-363-3000.  In an emergency, dial 911.

The popularity of holiday season online shopping

Recent survey findings:
 
  • 46 percent of all holiday shopping occurs online
  • About 40 percent of all holiday sales in the US take place on Amazon

Package theft is a growing problem:
 
  • 2017 - 25.9 million Americans have had a holiday package delivery stolen from a front porch or doorstep
  • 2018 - 30 percent of Americans have experienced package theft