UPDATE @ 2:35 p.m. (Dec. 9):
A man was arrested in connection to recent porch package thefts in Green Twp. in Hamilton County. One of the packages included kidney test supplies of a potential donor for Emily Kraft of West Carrollton.
Andrew Felix, 27, of Miami Twp. in Hamilton County, was arrested around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, the Green Twp. Police Department announced on its Facebook page.
You are asked to contact your local law enforcement agency if you believe you are a victim of a package theft.
A porch thief stole kidney testing supplies from the porch of a potential donor for a West Carrollton woman in need of a kidney transplant.
“It’s hard enough to recruit potential donors. It’s even harder when they have their supplies stolen from inside their screen door on their porch,” said Emily Kraft, who needs the transplant.
Green Twp. police in Hamilton County are investigating after a suspect stole packages off porches of multiple homes from Dec. 6 and 7.
Kraft said her cousin, who lives in Green Twp., was a potential match and was going through the testing process. The testing supplies were sent to his home from the University of Cincinnati after initial pre-screenings were done, she said.
In the video provided by Kraft from her family, a man is seen taking a package that Kraft said contains the kidney testing supplies.
“It’s like a slap in the face. We’re trying to take steps to save my life, but this guy is working against us,” said Kraft.
Kraft said she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in September and said her condition is worsening.
The holidays bring an increase in porch package thefts.
One out of five homeowners were targeted by porch thieves in 2017, according to the FBI.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Green Twp. Police Department at 513-574-0007 or Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.
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