BRIEF: Tracking feature on stolen phone locates suspect
Jul 31, 2012 (The Wenatchee World - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Tracking feature on stolen phone locates suspect
Stealing an iPhone can backfire. A 22-year-old East Wenatchee man discovered that the hard way Sunday when he was arrested on suspicion of second-degree possession of stolen property -- a bicycle and the iPhone.
The phone and a bicycle were reported stolen from a garage in the 400 block of Riverwalk Drive on Sunday evening. The victim turned on a tracking feature on the phone, then called police, said Sgt. John Kruse with the Wenatchee Police Department.
The tracking feature lead police to the 800 block of Kittitas Street where officers saw a man on a bicycle but then he disappeared, Kruse said. Through the tracking feature, officers found him again in the 500 block of Okanogan Street but he did not have the phone on him.
Zachary H. Peterson was arrested and booked into the Chelan County Regional Justice Center. The bicycle was recovered but officers were still looking for the phone this morning. Because of the tracking device, they think the phone is at a local residence, Kruse said.
-- Dee Riggs, World staff
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