Internet aids in cell phone recovery

Two arrests made by Oak Bay police

Owners of two stolen cell phones got their communications back after police intervention.

In the first, the owner of a phone reported stolen June 24 from Willows Beach, noticed it for sale on the internet and contacted police on July 5. Oak Bay officers identified and located a suspect in possession of two stolen cell phones and a laptop computer from residential break and enter in the West Shore area. The suspect was released to appear in court at a later date for theft under $5,000.

The same day police heard from another cell phone owner who received a message on social media that she could have her cell phone back for cash. Police located and arrested a suspect in possession of the stolen phone and are recommending charges of possession of stolen property.