Forgotten iPhone turns up at Avalon apartment
William Batista, 66, of 137 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, apartment 213, was arrested on June 16 on a charge of sixth-degree larceny.
At approximately 3 p.m., Darien police received a report of an iPhone, valued at $400, stolen from the Stop and Shop parking lot at 148 Heights Road.
The complainant stated that after shopping she inadvertently left her iPhone in a cart, police said. When she returned a short time later, the iPhone was missing and it had not been turned into store management, according to the report.
When using the iPhone tracking application, the phone was determined to be located at the Avalon apartments at 137 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, said police.
Officers next activated the "play sound" application and learned that the iPhone's emitted sound was coming from an open window to apartment 213, according to the report.
There was no one home at the time, and contact information for Batista, the listed tenant, was received from management for Batista, who then arrived on scene. The iPhone was recovered and returned to the owner.
He was issued a misdemeanor summons and is scheduled to appear in court on June 26.