Owner locates stolen iPad, homeless man arrested

Tyler Haldaman arrested in stolen car in Bath.

BATH, Pa. - After an iPad was stolen from a vehicle in Northampton County, the owner helped police locate the item using a GPS feature.

Colonial Regional Police said several items were stolen from unlocked vehicles in Bath on Friday.

One of the items stolen was an iPad, and police said the GPS feature located the stolen item in a parking lot of the Greenfield apartments on Wolf Street in Bath.

Police located the iPad in the back of a Mazda Protege, which was reported stolen on July 21 from Northampton, according to a police news release.

According to police, officers kept surveillance on the car for several hours, and saw three people get into the car and drive away.

Officers stopped the car on East Northampton Street in Bath and took the three occupants into custody.

The driver -- identified as 19-year-old Tyler Haldaman -- was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property (for the stolen car) and two counts of theft from motor vehicles.

Haldaman was listed as homeless.

He was taken to the Northampton County Prison after being unable to post $12,000 bail.

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