Police Arrest Three After Man Tracks Stolen iPad, Laptop to Capitol Hill Parking Lot

Police recovered a man’s stolen iPad and laptop and arrested three people earlier this month after tracking the electronics to a Capitol Hill parking lot.

Just after midnight on November 10th, a man called police and said he’d tracked his laptop and iPad—which had been taken from his car in Bellevue a day earlier–to the parking lot of a fast food restaurant near Broadway and East John Street.

When officers arrived, the victim pointed police to a Honda CRV in the lot. Officers found a 40-year-old man standing outside the SUV, holding the victim’s stolen backpack, and police soon discovered the car had been reported stolen and had fake temporary tags.

Officers recovered the victim’s stolen items as well as 19 small baggies containing a total of three grams of heroin, and an additional 11 grams of meth from the vehicle. Police arrested the 40-year-old from a Department of Corrections Warrant, narcotics possession and possession of stolen property, as well as a 34-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man, who were in the Honda, and both had warrants.

Police booked all three suspects into the King County Jail.