Skip to comments.App Helps San Ramon Woman Find Stolen Phone, Leads to Suspect's Arrest
Posted on 06/05/2014 1:35:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A suspected burglar was arrested after a San Ramon woman used an app to track her stolen phone and located the suspect as he was heading to her house, police said Wednesday. Cheryl Hurd reports.
A suspected burglar was arrested after a San Ramon woman used an app to track her stolen phone and located the suspect as he was heading to her house, police said Wednesday.
Police said the woman returned to her parked car near a walking trail in West Contra Costa County on Sunday afternoon to find that her purse, cellphone, wallet and information identifying her home in San Ramon had been stolen.
While the victim was making a report with the county sheriff's office, she was able to pinpoint her phone's location using a "Find My Phone" app, according to police.
Seeing that whoever had the phone was heading toward her home in San Ramon, the woman quickly called family members to watch the house.
SJPD Cop Accused of Stashing Pot in Storage Unit Police said one of the victim's relatives saw a man drive by the house and scan for various addresses before parking his car around the corner.
San Ramon police officers arrived on the scene and made contact with the suspect, who at first was uncooperative, according to police.
Police said officers searched the car and found the victim's property, including her house keys.
The man, identified as 34-year-old Dustin Freiburger of Martinez, was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and possession of paraphernalia and forgery. He was taken to county jail, according to police.
The following day, police arrested three more suspects in connection with at least one car burglary near the 17000 block of San Ramon Valley Boulevard after a string of auto burglaries in the area.
The three suspects were identified as 26-year-old Andrew Peacock and 28-year-old Antoin Jackson, both of Oakland, and Lavante Anderson, 23, of Union City.
Police said property crimes are on the rise statewide and that burglars are targeting vehicles with personal items left inside.
San Ramon police are reminding residents to lower their chances of becoming burglary victims by removing all valuable items from their vehicles and locking the doors.
WTF kinda sentence is that?
I’m glad they nailed the perp. But why do people still leave personal things in their car?
probably went for a jog. Don’t want to carry more than the car key.
Cops still expect YOU to carry Your papers, please.
Imagine being at home monitoring your app with your 870 when the latch to your door opens. Then wake up and realize you are in california and would end up in jail or worse after you blew the sucker away.
On a side note, we were just up in Jefferson, Mt. Shasta to be exact. Nice people up there except for all the hippies running around.
If you go to the link you’ll see that line is a “buried link” within the story.
That's the parking lot of the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.
An embedded link to another story.
I’m honestly surprised the cops showed up. Good for her.
I used “Find My iPhone” to find my daughter’s stolen iPhone. Turned out to be one of the janitors at her school. It was an exciting chase. The school principle helped me narrow it down, when we had the perp ID’d, he had me wait in the front while he took care of retrieving the phone from him. He was just walking around school with a live GPS signal beaming out from his pocket....totally oblivious.
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