A Saugus woman was arrested for stealing UPS and Fed-Ex packages from front porches in the area, the Sheriff's Santa Clarita Valley Station reported Tuesday.

Mariola Gorak-Doughlin, 58, was arrested at her home in the 21800 block of Maged Court, authorities said.

Since early December, residents reported that packages delivered and left on their porches had been stolen. A witness reported seeing a woman taking packages from a neighbor's porch, the sheriff's department said in a statement.

Detectives served a search warrant at Gorak-Doughlin's home and found several pieces of property allegedly stolen from five separate victims, the department said.

She was booked at Santa Clarita Valley Station with a bail of $20,000.

Authorities recommend trying to be at home when deliveries are expected, or have the package sent to a relative or neighbor who will be home.


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