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These must-see videos show the unreported problem of train package theft (and the BS response by the DA’s Office).

Photojournalist John Schreiber for CBS 2 tweeted these must-see videos detailing how large a problem package theft from trains has become along this stretch of the railway near Los Angeles.“There’s looted packages as far as the eye can see,” he observed. “Amazon packages, @UPS boxes, unused Covid tests, fishing lures, epi pens. Cargo containers left…


Photojournalist John Schreiber for CBS 2 tweeted these must-see videos detailing how large a problem package theft from trains has become along this stretch of the railway near Los Angeles.

“There’s looted packages as far as the eye can see,” he observed. “Amazon packages and @UPS boxes, unused Covid test, fishing lures, epi pen. Cargo containers left busted open on trains”:

Keep hearing of train burglaries in LA on the scanner so went to #LincolnHeights to see it all. There are looted packages everywhere you look. Amazon packages, @UPS boxes, unused Covid tests, fishing lures, epi pens. Cargo containers found open on trains. @CBSLA pic.twitter.com/JvNF4UVy2K

— John Schreiber (@johnschreiber) January 13, 2022

According to Schreiber, thieves target UPS in search of “merchandise bound for residential addresses”:

I’m told by law enforcement these @UPS bags are especially sought after by thieves opening cargo containers… they are often full of boxes with merchandise bound for residential addresses. A cargo container containing low-value bulky items, such as toilet paper, is more valuable than a box containing merchandise bound for residential addresses. pic.twitter.com/Tj5bQNIeby

— John Schreiber (@johnschreiber) January 13, 2022

Schreiber tracked one package and was informed the delivery was “on the way” but with a “delay” warning:

This opened package from @REI destined for Bainbridge Island, WA was taken off a train. Typing in the @UPS tracking # and it obviously lists it as “delayed.” We found lots of opened packages bound for the Northwest along this section of tracks. pic.twitter.com/dO82QoJhTT

— John Schreiber (@johnschreiber) January 13, 2022

This particular area is a choke point for the railway, making the trains an easy target:

As you can see, trains frequently slow or stop in this area as they get worked into the @UnionPacific Intermodal facility near Downtown LA. This is where thieves can break into containers and steal what’s inside. Every 4th or 5th rail car has had containers opened. pic.twitter.com/PHpujyB84M

— John Schreiber (@johnschreiber) January 13, 2022

Oh, and all the garbage on the ground is only from the past 30 days:

Missing a package? Shipment delayed? Perhaps your package was one of the many that were discarded on the tracks. This is just one area where thieves have targeted trains. We were told this area was just cleaned up 30 days ago so what you see is all within the last month. @CBSLA pic.twitter.com/43002DPyZa

— John Schreiber (@johnschreiber) January 13, 2022

Now, the Union Pacific Police are doing all they can to stop the thefts. . .

Responsibility for policing the railroad right of way falls on Union Pacific Police… not local agencies like LAPD. Union Pacific Police chased two people off the tracks today and kept an eye on them. pic.twitter.com/M5aQSrkGZW

— John Schreiber (@johnschreiber) January 14, 2022

. . .but a little help from the DA would be nice:

New Today: My colleague @CBSLAKristine spoke with @UnionPacific about train theft and they forwarded her this letter they sent to LA County DA in December. UP says they arrested > 100 people in last 3 months but many were fined and released within 24 hours. https://t.co/YyqKkxvaWE

— John Schreiber (@johnschreiber) January 14, 2022

Oh, please. Does anyo

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