Shelton, WA asked in Criminal Law for Washington

Q: If I attach a GPS tracker to my lawn mower (small push-type) and it gets stolen, can the police recover it with me?

Could I then supply the police with the location and go with them to confront the thief?

To be clear, I'm more concerned about whether or not knowing the location of the stolen property gives the police the ability to go confront the thief and recover my stolen property. I'm not so concerned about whether or not I could be there to accompany them.

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Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Moses Lake, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: At times police allow a ride along. But if they would allow this you would have to ask them. I doubt that they would allow you to confront the person.

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