Stolen iMac Recovered / Wanted Felon Arrested
On January 30th, 2013 Hemet Police Officers investigated a residential burglary which occurred on Leslie Drive in Hemet. The homeowner has an Apple iMac computer equipped with theft deterrent software which detects motion and automatically activates the webcam. The software even alerts the homeowner via text message and sends video and photographs to his phone.
The homeowner left to take his friend to the VA hospital, and began receiving texts from his iMac. The victim quickly alerted the Hemet Police Department. Officers arrived quickly however, the suspect(s) had already fled. Officers confirmed a burglary had in-fact occurred and the iMac itself had been stolen.
Along with photos and video, the iMac also reports its location via GPS technology. Once the suspect took the computer home and turned it on, the iMac began transmitting GPS data. Using the photos and GPS information, Hemet Police Detectives were able to obtain a search warrant for the suspect’s home located in the 26000 block of Gene Street. This home is located just outside the Hemet city limits, in the county area.
Officers served the search warrant on February 1st, 2013 and located the stolen iMac computer. Arrested was 39 year old Conzuella Ulria Terell, a resident of Hemet. She is being held without bail on a felony warrant for a parole violation.
A mix of technology and solid police work led to the recovery of an expensive stolen computer, and the arrest of a wanted felon.