Unfortunately, there are a few Grinches lurking about during the holiday season. Vernal City Assistant Police Chief Keith Campbell confirms that every year holiday package theft is a local problem but that doesn’t mean you should be a willing victim. “If you are expecting a package, watch for it and take it inside as soon as possible,” shares Campbell. “If you are unable to do so have a neighbor, friend, or family member watch for the package. If packages are taken inside and are out of sight it will reduce temptation and availability for thieves.” But what if you do fall victim? “If you discover you are missing a package,” says Campbell, “attempt to track it. If it has been delivered and is missing, immediately report it to Central Dispatch at 435-789-4222 or law enforcement.”