22 June 2007

Cell Phone Helps Cops Find Bronx Suspect in Ohio

A Bronx teen has been arrested for attacking a 17-year-old Putnam County yoot last month after police used global positioning technology to track his cell phone to Ohio.

16-year-old Joshua Fernandez is being held on $250,000 bail after Kent police picked him up in Columbus, Ohio.

Police "got" the attacker's cell phone somehow and at first traced it to the Bronx. But two weeks of looking there turned up nothing. Police continued to call the suspect's phone number and this week the trusty GPS said it was in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio authorities arrested Fernandez in a motel room and held him for Kent Police.

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