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Charges filed against alleged Eau Claire porch pirate

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Eau Claire (WQOW)
- Prosecutors have filed charges against an alleged Eau Claire porch pirate.

Dowie Castillo faces 12 charges of misdemeanor theft. He's suspected of following a UPS delivery truck in December, and stealing about a dozen packages after they were left at homes.

The thefts happened shortly before Christmas on Eau Claire's west side.

Castillo's arraignment is set for February 23.

December 20, 2017
Eau Claire (WQOW) - An alleged porch pirate is pinched by police in Eau Claire. 

Dowie Castillo, from Eau Claire, was arrested Monday. A car that had been reported stolen was found on the city's northwest side. Police followed footprints to a nearby home, then into a wooded area, where they found Castillo.

A search of the home, and the car, turned up the boxes from about a dozen packages that had been reported stolen by area residents over the past month. Most of the missing items were not found. 

Castillo was charged Wednesday with possessing meth and car theft. Charges for the package thefts are expected next week. 

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