Tracking Device Leads Police to Stolen Tools

Tracking Device Leads Police to Stolen Tools

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(Logan-AP) -- When thousands of dollars worth of tools were stolen from a Cache County construction site, police in an airplane were able to follow the missing goods and make three arrests.

An electronic tracking device was imbedded in one of the tools, and it told authorities right where to look.

A deputy from the Utah County Sheriff's Office, who was following the signal in an airplane, radioed to an Iron County deputy on the ground. He pulled the van over near Parowan yesterday -- 300 miles from where the tools were stolen the night before.

Authorities in Logan say between 50-thousand and 100-thousand dollars worth of gear was taken from the new county jail construction site. It's not clear if officers recovered all of the stolen goods -- but three men are in custody awaiting charges for possession of stolen property.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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