Placer County Theft Suspect Arrested after Victim Tracks Stolen Trailer
A Placer County theft suspect was recently arrested after allegedly stealing a moving truck with the victim’s phone still inside, allowing the victim to track them using the phone’s location services.
On the night of September 27, a family in the process of moving reportedly had their U-Haul truck and all of its contents stolen out of the hotel parking lot in Roseville where they’d stopped for the night.
Hotel surveillance video showed a black SUV towing the trailer out of the parking lot, police said.
It turned out, however, that the victim had left their iPhone in the U-Haul and was able to track the stolen trailer using the Find My feature. The victim tracked the phone’s wheareabouts to a residence in Rio Linda, to which they travelled and discovered a black SUV matching the one in the surveillance footage sitting in the driveway.
After the victim passed the information along to law enforcement, police obtained a search warrant and served it at the residence on September 29. Officers also stopped a vehicle just as it was leaving the residence and located several of the victim’s belongings, including ID cards and an iPhone.
Upon a search of the residence and property, police reportedly located more stolen items including rifles, more U-Haul boxes belonging to the victim, and a go-kart allegedly stolen from Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. The primary suspect in the thefts was identified as 26-year-old Angelo James Singleton-Williams of Rio Linda.
Singleton-James was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, and committing a crime while free on bail. He was booked at the South Placer jail.