The Walker County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man they say is responsible for stealing as many as 25 packages from porches in the area.

Walker County Sheriff's detectives have arrested 53-year-old Richard Z. Benitez of Rossville, Georgia, in connection with the recent thefts of packages from the porches of Walker County homes, according to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson.

A tip led detectives to the home of Benitez where a search recovered approximately twenty-five packages.

Detectives are working with Catoosa County and Hamilton County authorities to identify victims linked to the thefts in those jurisdictions.

Benitez was booked at the Walker County Detention Facility on two counts of theft by taking and released on bond.

Additional charges against Benitez are possible, Sheriff Wilson said.