Man Uses GPS To Track Stolen iPad

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This is a great article from The Leaf Chronicle. Shows how GPS tracking devices can be used to monitor criminals.

By: The Leaf Chronicle

Original Source: Man Tracks Stolen iPad Using GPS

After his bag was stolen from a bar Tuesday, a Nashville man was able to track his stolen belongings with an iPad’s Global Positioning System to Clarksville, where Clarksville Police were able to arrest a man Wednesday afternoon suspected of stealing the bag, according to a police report.

The victim was at a Nashville bar on Tuesday night when his book bag, containing a watch, iPad and shaving kit was stolen, the report said.

Using the iPad’s internal GPS device, the man tracked his belongings to a 351 Northridge Drive residence in Clarksville, where he called the Clarksville Police Department, according to the report.

When police arrived at around 3 p.m. Wednesday, they made contact with Alastair Murray, who was wearing the victim’s watch and book bag with the iPad in it, the report said. A man inside the house confirmed that the two had been at the same Nashville bar the night before, and Murray had left with a bag he did not come with, the report said.

Murray, 28, who gave a 4013 Moore Hollow Road, Woodlawn address, was charged with property theft and held on $5,000 bail.

Clarksville Police spokesman Officer Jim Knoll said in an e-mail that the department is starting to see more people use internal tracking devices to locate lost items, but he warned that the devices are not always precise enough to work.

Man flashes loaded handgun from his car

A Clarksville man flashed a loaded handgun during a road rage incident Thursday afternoon, according to a police report.

A man and his wife told police they were driving down Ashland City Road at around 3 p.m. Thursday when a man driving another car pointed a handgun at them, the report said.

Police found the man, William Nix, on Edmondson Ferry Road, where they also found he had a loaded .22 caliber handgun in his jacket pocket, the report said. Nix did not have a valid carrying permit and was unlicensed, the report said.

The gun had seven unused rounds in it, according to the report.

Nix, 33, who gave a 244 Zachary Drive address, was charged with aggravated assault, unlawful carrying and possession of a weapon and driving without a chauffer license and released on a $10,500 bond.

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