Police seized the contents of the crate as evidence, and an investigation of the person who was shipping the crate led to the Garberville area of Humboldt County, Heiser said.
Shipping company UPS has agreed to pay $40 million to end a federal criminal probe connected to its work for online pharmacies.
Those hoping to get packages to friends and loved ones by the weekend need to spring into action, as time runs out for Christmas mail delivery.
Some of the hardest workers at this time of the year are UPS drivers, who put in long hours to deliver loads and loads of packages.
Thieves have been targeting unattended packages left on resident’s front doorsteps.