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Oregon homeowner's quick thinking leads police to suspected porch pirate

Oregon homeowner’s doorbell camera nabs porch pirate

Police in Beaverton, Oregon, said they quickly apprehended a suspected porch pirate after a Ring doorbell camera captured the incident.

Oregon police made a porch piracy arrest over the weekend after a Ring doorbell camera captured a man grabbing a delivery package. 

Wayne Leach, 36, has been charged with identity theft, mail theft and the unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Police say Leach grabbed the package from the front of a Beaverton residence then sped away with it.

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The video from police posted online shows a man getting out of a dark gray 2006 Mazda and approaching the home with a package in hand, dropping it and simultaneously grabbing the one sitting on the porch.

The homeowner happened to be home at the time and called 911 with a description of the man and the vehicle.

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An officer on call spotted the Mazda as it headed away from the scene and noticed that the driver matched the homeowner's description. 

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The stolen package was recovered, and it wasn't the only one in Leach's possession, according to police. 

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