Home Surveillance Leads to "Porch Pirate" Arrest

Dec 6, 2019

Matthew Bishop, 37
Credit EPD

Police have arrested an Evansville man accused of being a “porch pirate.”  

Evansville Police arrested 37 year old Matthew Bishop on felony theft charges, after packages were stolen from a porch in the 1700 block of Washington Avenue November 21 st.

The EPD released home surveillance images of the suspect Wednesday and a 911

caller reported seeing Bishop in the same area Thursday. In a release, the EPD said officers took him into custody without incident.Police said Bishop had a prior theft conviction. He was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on a new Felony Theft charge.