Operation Grinch Pinch
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PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
 
Dec. 3, 2018
FORT WORTH, Texas -  During the holiday season, package thefts are a major issue in the City of Fort Worth. To limit the amount of package thefts, FWPD’s Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) has instituted a multi-stage and detailed baited package program called “Operation Grinch Pinch.”  The detailed plan involves packages provided by FWPD’s Electronic Surveillance Unit (ESU), cooperation from select community members, and daily monitoring of the baited packages by the RTCC.
Individuals chosen to participate in the program must have an active home video monitoring system that has the ability to record activity 24 hours per day.  The chosen individuals are briefed on the details of “Grinch Pinch” and will be required NOT to divulge that they are cooperating with law enforcement.  The chosen individuals are required to place the GPS baited package on their front porch, with the intention of the package being visible from a street.
Packages are ‘geo-fenced’, allowing the RTCC to monitor the packages for any movement outside of the geo-fenced area/target location.  Upon any movement outside of the target location, the RTCC will notify patrol officers.  Once the package is recovered and the individual(s) responsible for the theft is taken into custody, the baited package will be recovered.
 Once “Grinch Pinch” is completed, crime analysts will determine the program’s effect on package thefts across the City of Fort Worth.  “Grinch Pinch” was implemented on Dec. 1 and will conclude at the end of the year.
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