By: Barbara Lipkin
A huge number of iPads were sold this year. They were definitely an item on Christmas wish lists. And now they can solve crimes. Those lucky iPad & iPhone owners know they should activate the app to FIND their iPad or iPhone. This tracker helped solve 2 home burglaries & saved Christmas for 2 families.
A Westlake Village resident was awakened by noise at 3:30 AM on Christmas Day. He spotted the intruder who ran away. His home had been burglarized & among items stolen was an Apple iPad. He called the Sheriff’s Station & told deputies the stolen iPad was giving a signal from a nearby house. Not only did they recover the iPad but also arrested the suspect. He is a resident of Vista who was visiting the area.
Our wonderful & smart Malibu/Lost Hills deputies and detectives conducted a thorough follow-up investigation, which led them to information regarding a burglary which occurred in Vista, on December 22, 2011. Two flat-screen televisions, a laptop computer, and more than 40 Christmas presents belonging to children were stolen in the burglary in Vista.
They contacted San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies who police the community of Vista. They conduced a search inside the suspect’s home in Vista. They found all of the stolen property from the Vista burglary.
The Vista victim began to cry when she was told the good news.“Deputy Brower saved Christmas!”
Using this app on the iPad saved Christmas for two families. I think that is something to be thankful for – technology can help solve crimes..