Sunday, December 30, 2007

Those Darn Cell Phones

The West End News reported on an interesting turn of events during a Portland crime investigation:
Cell Phone Helps Cops Catch Teen
by Marge Niblock

Officer Kent Porter received a call on November 29, at 4:20pm, about two teenagers who had stolen DVDs at Guitar Grave, 441 Congress Street. Porter was met by the store's owner who said he'd chased one of the thieves down Elm Street and then lost him near Portland High School. During the chase the youth dropped his cell phone, which was turned over to the officer.

After Porter saw a number for "Mom," he dialed it, got her name and address, and was told her son wasn't home yet. Police were waiting to arrest him upon his arrival.


Rich said...

I've heard of this happing before. So there is a new use for the ever popular cell phones besides distracting people while they drive.

Jim said...

Pretty cool. I guess the moral of the story is, if you are going to engage in maliciousness, leave the cell phone at home, or firmly holstered.

Happy New Years to Strange Maine. Many new strange adventures in 2008.