Oregon Man Collared By Console He Stole

April 1, 2011 -

On Christmas Eve 2010 a man in Ashland, Oregon came home to find his home ransacked and robbed. Among the items stolen was a flashy new video game console. While we do not know what kind of console was stolen we do know that police can track it down if it connects to the internet and there is some way to track it based on serial numbers.

The Southern Oregon High-Tech Crimes Task Force, which deals with cyber crimes and crimes involving electronic devices, contacted the manufacturer. With their help the police were able to track the console down because someone went online with it.

Central Point police Lt. Josh Moulin said that, with the manufacturer's help, they were able to trace the stolen console to a home in Medford. The resident living there told police that he purchased the console from 24-year-old Nicholas Gomez. After interviewing Gomez, police arrested the man for first-and-second-degree theft. Police could not find enough evidence to charge Gomez with the burglary.

Gomez should consider himself lucky and should make note of the fact that you can't steal a console then sell it using your real name because police can now track these current generation console systems down with little effort.

Source: Ashland Daily Tidings by way of The Escapist


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Re: Oregon Man Collared By Console He Stole

Sorry guys the presumption of innocence has been sold to the lowest bidder along with the rest of our last bastion of freedoms.After all its easier for government and the courts to function if the public has limited rights and freedoms.


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Re: Oregon Man Collared By Console He Stole

Oy! They couldn't find enough evidence to charge him with burglary AND have not even yet convicted him of the charges of theft. How about that presumption of innocence, heh GamePolitics? At least TRY to act as if it was possible for the law to make mistakes?

Re: Oregon Man Collared By Console He Stole

I would like some allegedly with my article.

Re: Oregon Man Collared By Console He Stole

"ALLEGEDLY Gomez COULD have gotten it from the real thief..."

Not enough evidence to convict. I'm telling ya, the biggest lawbreakers are the ones that write 'em!

 
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