Gallatin package thefts

Betsy Campbell has been charged with three counts of theft after Gallatin police say she stole three packages recently from separate residences.

Gallatin police say they have identified a woman who was seen on video recently stealing packages from the front porches of several area homes.

Betsy Campbell, 35 of Gallatin, has been charged with three counts of theft in connection with the stolen deliveries, according to Sumner County court records. All of the thefts were captured on video by home surveillance cameras.

“With all of the technology that is out there now with cameras, it’s pretty brazen to just walk up onto somebody’s porch and take their packages,” Lt. Lamar Ballard with the Gallatin Police Department said. “It took just seconds for her to… grab the packages and leave.”

Campbell is accused of stealing $200 worth of gun parts and $170 worth of truck parts from separate residences in the 600-block of Tupper Drive and the 100-block of Jones Street on Oct. 28, according to court records.

Authorities say an additional theft was later reported on Nov. 3. In that case, $100 worth of golf balls were stolen from the front porch of a home in the 1000-block of Laffite Way.

Investigators believe Campbell may also be responsible for other similar thefts that have occurred recently in the Gallatin and Sumner County area, according to Ballard.

“It is that season when people are getting more items delivered,” Ballard said. “I would tell people to track your packages. If you can’t get to it immediately once it’s been delivered, I would definitely have somebody you know prepared to pick that package up as soon as possible.”

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