Fairfield police use Ring cameras to catch suspected porch pirate

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Fairfield is one of the first police departments in the state to use residents' Ring cameras to catch thieves, according to the law enforcement Neighbors App.

Fairfield police say a Ring video helped them catch 33-year-old Shavon Littleton, of Hartford, who they say was stealing packages off of people's porches before Christmas.

They say Littleton was delivering to some homes and then taking items on the porch and putting them in the back of a green car and driving away.

Police say this is the first time they used the Ring Neighbors Portal, which allows them to access neighbors' video with their consent.

Police say with these online maps they can locate a Ring alert and immediately make a request.

"Even if they are thinking about committing a crime, they're going to know that someone in the neighborhood is going to have some sort of identifying surveillance on them, so I think it will lead to a reduction in crime," said Capt. Robert Kalamaras.

Kalamaras says it's only a matter of time before all police departments use this technology.

Fairfield police say they also have several other ongoing investigations thanks to their work with neighborhoods that use the Ring app.

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