App Leads to Arrest of Metropolis Man
MASSAC CO. -- Solving burglaries? There's an app for that.
Massac County deputies investigating a rash of car burglaries say a popular app helped lead them to their suspect.
Investigators say vehicles in the Metropolis Country Club and Lakeview Drive areas were targeted, with a wallet, stereo equipment, jackets, and an Ipad stolen.
Deputies used the "Find My Ipad" app to track the tablet to a Paducah address.
There, authorities say they found the stolen items, as well as 22-year-old Tyler McKendree of Metropolis. McKendree was even wearing one of the stolen jackets when officers arrived.
McKendree was arrested by Paducah Police for receiving stolen items and a failure to appear warrant out of McCracken County. Massac County Investigator Chad Kaylor says McKendree will also face charges in Illinois for the burglaries.
The Massac County Sheriff's Office says there may have been more vehicles burglarized that have not yet been reported. Anyone with information on car break-ins is asked to call the Massac County Sheriff's Office at (618)524-2912.
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