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Tracking chip used to trace stolen laptop to Keavy couple's home

Laurel County Sheriff's Deputies escort Seth Harville to jail.

Laurel County Sheriff's deputies reportedly used a tracking chip inside a stolen computer to find it and other merchandise taken from the home and the Keavy couple suspected in the burglary.

According to Sheriff John Root, Seth Harville, 21, and Mariah E. Beach, 21 were arrested Thursday night about an hour after deputies were notified of the burglary on D. Anders Road.  Deputy Shawn Boroviak reported that the back door of the residence had been kicked in and numerous items including a Rossi shotgun, a Play Station 3, a laptop computer and other electronic items had been taken. The owner advised Boroviak that the laptop had a tracking chip inside which could be used to locate the computer.

The laptop was tracked to a motel parking lot in London. Boroviak, along with Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter and Deputy Robbie Grimes reported finding a male subject, later identified as Harville, sitting in a van in the parking lot and using the computer. When deputies asked Harville where he got the computer, he admitted he had stolen in, Root stated. Beach and Harville were each charged with first-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief.

Deputies reported finding Xanax and Oxycodone pills inside the van, leading to an additional charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance against Harville. Harville also has two outstanding warrant Beach reportedly had her newborn baby with her in the van.

Deputies notified social services and the baby was released later to a family member. Beach and Harivlle are both being held without bond in the Laurel County Detention Center.


RUSTOM (December 22, 2012) Reply

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bentel (January 20, 2013) Reply

Hello Nice story, i kind of curious to know what chip was used to track down the laptop. Regards

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