In this match-up between thieves and technology, technology won.
San Jose suspect 48-year-old Mario Pineda Zaragoza has been arrested by Palo Alto police for allegedly burglarizing a home on the 3300 block of Birch Street during work hours on Sept. 17.
An iPad's "Find My iPhone" application, helped police track down tablets to a residence in the 1800 block of Loyola Drive in San Jose, the Palo Alto Police reported Monday morning.
According to the PAPD, "detectives and patrol officers made contact with the residents and located the stolen iPad inside the home." Other stolen items of the 20-something-year-old female victim—a laptop computer, and a digital camera, and jewelry—were not recovered.
In the home "police also found a laptop computer stolen in an auto burglary from Milpitas, and a laptop computer stolen in a residential burglary from San Jose," the press statement said. "Police have already contacted the rightful owners of those two pieces of stolen property."
The suspect was arrested at the scene without incident. He was also found in possession of Oxycodone and Hydrocodone without a prescription, according to the PAPD.
He's been booked at the Santa Clara County Main Jail for residential burglary, two counts of possession of stolen property, and possession for sales of a controlled substance. All four charges are felonies.