Cell Phone Tracking Device Gets Bonei Olam Volunteer Her Phone Back

bonei olam logoA Bonei Olam volunteer has her Blackberry back today, thanks to her phone carrier’s GPS tracking capabilities and the help of a police officer. On Wednesday night last week, during the Bonei Olam event at the Lake Terrace ballroom, a Bonei Olam volunteer placed her blackberry on a table and returned a few moments later realizing it was gone. When it wasn’t anywhere to be found, she went home. Thursday morning, the volunteer contacted her phone carrier who through the GPS were able to track the phone to a home near Lake Terrace. The volunteer then contacted Lake Terrace who gave them the information of one of their employees who resides on that block.

Police were called and went to the hall where the suspect was confronted. The man admitted to taking the phone and turned it over to the Police, with many unwanted applications and photos already downloaded on the device.

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  1. Now the government can track all of us, Great. And by the way GPS can’t tell you your location to e
    The foot just general area, so how was that enough to find the phone!

  2. In some blackberries the gps can track you only within 1500 feet. In the newer ones like the Tour it can track to within 20 feet like a regular gps and zoom in on the house. Try it with google maps and the google Latitude program and you will see.

  3. relax everyone u can turn off the gps no prob. go to settings and turn of gps or “location off” every phone by law has to let u have an option to shut it

    what was this guy doing in the hall?? did he get arrested? finish the story tls come on…

  4. Whew!! I am so happy she has her phone back. I was, like, so concerned. When my husband went to shul I said tegillim 4 the phone. I mean, I davened, like, so SO hard. I was so pained, I couldn’t, like, sleep. It was so terrible, she lost her, like, phone. Oy vay !! Then, the heighborhood made a kinus, a machsom and some other, like stuff. And, now we’re, like, so happy it was found. Thanx, TLS for presenting us with this, exciting, sigh-of-relief story. U guys r, like, gr8, y’know, really.

  5. #3,
    You are totally wrong. When my car went down an embankment in a blinding snow & ice storm on Route 80 in the hills of western Pennsylvania, the 911 dispatcher asked me if i have any clue where I am. I told him no. He asked me for my cell phone # (not a blackberry) and in 10 seconds told me exactly what mile marker I was at. The PA State Troopers were able to locate me and I was then pulled up.
    Yes, the GPS locator is pretty exact.
    (I’m not sure though if it can tell exactly which table at Glatt Bite you’re at …)

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