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Police: 2 admit to stealing packages from porches, vehicles

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OREGON CITY, OR (KPTV) -

A man and a woman have been arrested after being accused of stealing packages from at least two vehicles near Oregon City High School and the porch of a nearby home, police said.

A bystander spotted Timothy White, 41, and Cassie Gepford, 24, looking through vehicle windows and homes near the high school on Monday and called police.

Officers confronted White and Gepford and learned they both had outstanding warrants.

Police said the two later admitted to taking packages from two vehicles and the porch of a home near the high school. The two vehicles belonged to students, police said.

Neighbors said the case makes them think twice about having packages delivered to their homes.

"We have a pretty good track record of not a lot of crime and stuff, but it's always kind of in the back of your mind," said Megan Clegg, who said a package was stolen from her porch last December.

"I don't think I have any more packages coming," said Jessica Moyes, who lives near Oregon City High School. "I think I'm done. So, that's good."

Police said it's best to chose the "sign and deliver" method when having packages delivered to your home, which means you have to be physically present when the package is delivered and sign for it.

You can also ask a trusted neighbor to hold your packages until you get home, or have them delivered to work or a post office box, if possible. Also, never leave any valuables out in plain sight inside your vehicle, police said. Make sure your windows are rolled up and your doors are locked whenever you're away from your vehicle. 

White and Gepford were both arraigned in court Tuesday on several charges, including theft and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle. They're both scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 21, 2014.

Gepford's bail was set at $50,000, according to a spokesperson for the Clackamas County Jail. White's bail was set at $20,000.

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