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iPhone app leads deputies to stolen tablet computer


A smart phone application led to the recovery of a stolen tablet computer and the arrest of a Henrietta man Thursday, Jan. 26.


Jamin Kade Mangelli, 18, of Henrietta, has been charged with burglary of a vehicle, a class A misdemeanor. Bond was set at $1,000.

An iPad tablet was reported stolen from a parked car in the 600 block of North Harston. The person reporting the theft said she had left the iPad, valued at $680, in her vehicle at about 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25. When she returned to the vehicle at about 8 a.m. the following morning, the iPad was gone.

The victim told deputies that she has an app on her iPhone that can track the location of the iPad. The iPhone app “Find iPhone” uses GPS coordinates to track the location of iPhones and other Apple products, including iPads, in real time.

The “Find iPhone” app showed the location of the iPad to be at a residence in the 600 block of East Crafton Street in Henrietta.

Shortly after 11 a.m., deputies searched the home, which Mangelli shares with his mother and brother. The owner of the iPad the used her smart phone to set off an alarm on the tablet, which led deputies to Jamin Kade Mangelli’s bedroom. The iPad was located in a cardboard box, hidden underneath a blanket.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the suspect’s mother and brother, and another man in the home, said they had no knowledge of the tablet.

Mangelli, a student, was arrested at Henrietta High School. The affidavit stated that when interviewed by a deputy, Mangelli admitted to taking the iPad from a vehicle on Wednesday night and had planned to sell it.


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