Ringing cell phone leads Hamilton police to stolen property


Hamilton police have located thousands of dollars worth of stolen electronics after an officer placed a phone call to one of the missing cell phones.

Police responded to reports of a break and enter at 57 Forest Ave. shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday.

Investigators say three young males had woken up to find their laptops, iPad, and cell phones were stolen from their apartment while they were sleeping.

The officer and resident decided to use the iPhone tracker app and discovered the phone was somewhere in the apartment building. They walked down to the lobby area and tried to call the stolen cell phone.

A green bag sitting next to a woman in the lobby started to ring. “Police approached the female and she could not provide any reasonable explanation on why the garbage bag was ringing,” said Hamilton Police in a news release. “Police located the phone and the stolen property inside the garbage bag.”

A 35-year-old woman from Hamilton was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property under $5000.

She was released on a promise to appear in court and is scheduled for a court date on March 8.

Police are reminding residents about the safety of keeping your doors locked at all times.


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