Dewon Williams (left), Malcolm Farrelly (right). (Photo: Pulaski County Sheriff's Office)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock police arrested two men for a home burglary with the help of an iPhone app.
On Dec. 30 around 4:45 p.m., Dewon Williams, 20, and Malcolm Farrelly, 22, were arrested by police for a residential burglary on St. Charles Court, where three flat-screen TVs, a Dell laptop, an Apple laptop, and an Apple iPad II were reportedly stolen.
Williams was charged with Residential Burglary, Felony Theft of Property, Fleeing, and Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana while Farrelly was charged with Residential Burglary, Felony Theft of Property, and Fleeing.
The Apple iPad II had the "Find iPhone" app installed, so the homeowners were told to talk to police if they were able to track it.
Just after 8 p.m., the homeowner told police their stolen iPad was pinging in the area of Wright Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive. An officer was sent to the area, and as they walked to the Baptist Car Wash, they saw Williams holding what appeared to be two laptops getting into a vehicle.
Police said when the officer approached him, Williams walked toward the officer, handed him the items, and then ran off.
At that time, Farrelly exited the driver's seat and ran. Both men were apprehended after a short foot pursuit.
Police said a bag of marijuana was found on Williams along with $690 in cash and two bolts. The bolts were later found out to have been taken from the wall-mounted TV from the home on St. Charles Court. The stolen iPad, Macbook, and TV remote taken during the burglary were found.
Williams was taken to UAMS after complaints of a wrist injury, and then transportated to the Pulaski County Jail.
The iPad, Macbook, and TV remote were released back into the possession of the homeowner.
Lt. Sidney Allen asked residents to install the "Find My iPhone/iPad" and "Find My Android" apps on electronics for situations like this.