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May 31st 2011 7:20PM Technically it is not stolen goods until a police report is filed. If a police report is filed the police will work with the device owner to recover it. We have worked with the Oakland Police Department on several recoveries and have never had an issue with them not recovering a device due to resource issues. They may not be able to act immediately, but they will respond. Sometimes it can even take a few weeks before the device is recovered as police will run the images, location and other information through their systems looking at other crimes the perpetrator may be responsible for, as well as gather other evidence to ensure they have the right person.
May 31st 2011 7:12PM We have found that about 90% of the time the thief is a drug addict who quickly sells the laptop to a pawn shop or on Craigslist. Even though this guy may be in possession of stolen property which is a crime, we won't know the full story unless police are involved.
May 31st 2011 6:45PM Before this guys photo was posted all over the Internet was it confirmed that he is the actual person who stole the laptop? Did he purchase the laptop possibly on Craigslist, or a pawn shop? Police will get involved with these cases once a police report is filed, we have quite a few recoveries where we worked with law enforcement to make sure the device is recovered for our customers, as well as ensure we have the right person:http://www.gadgettrak.com/blog/category/recoveries/
Mar 6th 2008 10:39PM My name is Ken Westin and I am the founder of GadgetTrak ( www.gadgettrak.com ), based in Portland, Oregon. I noticed your article on the Urban Institute's recent panel and thought you might be interested in what we are doing. We provide software that enables devices to send information back regarding their location when they are stolen. Over the past few months we have recovered several iPods for our customers, we have also launched new products for cell phones and laptop computers.Mobile device theft is becoming an increasing problem and it is not limited to iPods, we are seeing a rise in laptop, cell phone and GPS thefts. Feel free to contact me for more information regarding our products, company or gadget theft in general.Kind Regards,-- Ken WestinGadgetTrak - Founderhttp://www.gadgettrak.com
Feb 1st 2008 10:01AM You can learn more about GadgetTrak and their anti-theft products for mobile devices here:http://www.gadgettrak.com
Jan 31st 2008 11:51PM You can learn more about GadgetTrak and their anti-theft products for mobile devices here:http://www.gadgettrak.com
Jan 31st 2008 6:46PM You can learn more about GadgetTrak and their anti-theft products for mobile devices here:http://www.gadgettrak.com
Oct 9th 2007 7:39AM Now provides cell phone, PDA and Mac anti-theft software.
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