An Amazon delivery driver has bee charged with theft after he reportedly stole packages he was supposed to deliver — including a copy of the book “A Savior Is Born.”
According to court documents, North Salt Lake Police received a complaint on Dec. 13 from a resident who “said he saw the driver take the Amazon.com package that had been delivered to his doorstep and replace it with a much smaller package.” Officers located the vehicle, and the driver — Blake Robert Powell, 22 — who told them “he had a mix up and that he had misplaced some packages.” After receiving permission to search the vehicle, police found the missing item — an adjustable laptop stand — “unboxed … without the Amazon packaging,” and Powell “admitted … that he had stolen” it.
According to the probable cause statement, Powell also confessed to stealing a jacket, a camera, soaps and the book “A Savior Is Born” — and he “also admitted to taking packages” on Dec. 8 in Hooper.
Powell has been charged with five counts of theft, Class-B misdemeanors, in North Salt Lake Justice Court.
Amazon released a statement that “This kind of behavior is unacceptable and does not reflect the high standards we have for delivery service partners. This individual is no longer delivering Amazon packages, and we are working with law enforcement as they investigate.”