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Police credit a GPS tracking application on a stolen laptop for the arrests of three burglary suspects in west Salt Lake City.
The owner of the laptop told officers that the GPS locator showed the machine was at a home near 700 W. North Temple late Thursday night. Police went to the address, where residents told them a woman had just been there trying to sell them a laptop.
The witnesses told officers that the suspect was staying at a nearby motel. Police located the female there about 12:40 a.m. Friday, finding some stolen items from the break-in inside her backpack. She subsequently led them to her room, where officers found two males and the laptop and other property stolen during the burglary.
Two males, ages 40 and 19, and the 43-year-old woman were arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of burglary, theft and possession of stolen property and possession methamphetamine.