[ISN] Theft probe in Pequannock leads cops to drug bust

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 02:36:44 -0600 (CST)

By Tehani Schneider 
December 27, 2008 

PEQUANNOCK -- Police got a three-for-one bust at an Oakwood Avenue home 
after a stolen laptop traced to the address also netted two separate 
arrests on drug possession charges.

Police said a laptop computer reported stolen from Lehigh University 
last month led to the arrest of a Pequannock man on Tuesday night after 
authorities tracked the computer to a Pequannock home -- and discovered 
the use of drugs at the location.

Pequannock police were first contacted by the university's campus police 
after the computer -- a Dell XPS laptop valued at $1,000 -- was reported 
stolen Nov. 22 by a student at the Bethlehem, Pa., university.

Using the computer's anti-theft tracking system, Lehigh authorities were 
able to locate and identify the Internet service provider's address and 
traced it to an Oakwood Avenue home.

The campus police said the tracking software also was able to discover 
typed data, which revealed evidence of possible drug sales and activity 
at the home.


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