News headline from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:
A man left his iPhone inside his car and, when the car was stolen, the iPhone helped police track the car down more than thirty miles away and arrest the suspect.
Shortly before 7:00 a.m. on March 25th, Temecula Police Officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle that had just occurred.
The victim reported his blue 2003 Mercedes E320 had been taken from the parking lot of the Mobil Gas Station, located at 33165 Temecula Parkway in Temecula.
Arriving officers quickly learned that the victim’s Apple iPhone was still inside the vehicle.
The officers used the iPhone’s GPS tracking capability to locate the vehicle. Officers tracked the vehicle northbound on Interstate 15 to the westbound 91 Freeway, where it exited on Euclid Avenue in Anaheim.
Officers from the Temecula Police Department broadcast the vehicle’s location to officers from the California Highway Patrol and the Anaheim Police Department.
Police located the occupied vehicle a short time later near the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Romneya Drive in Anaheim.
The driver, Adolfo Lopez, 23, Murrieta, was arrested without incident for auto theft, possession of stolen property, driving on an expired driver’s license and violation of probation.
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Monday, March 26, 2012
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