Owner Tracks Down His Stolen Phone
A Barrington man, 19, now faces a charge of receiving stolen goods after he allegedly set up a time to sell the missing phone back to its owner.
A young Barrington man, 19, faces a charge of receiving stolen goods after he allegedly attempted to sell a stolen cell phone back to its owner – who did his own detective work and tracked down the missing phone on Craigslist.
Kelvin DiOrio, of 105 Roffee St., allegedly set up a time and place on Wednesday, March 13, to sell back the phone to a Barrington High School student. The student said the phone disappeared from his gym locker a day earlier, according to Barrington police.
The student began an investigation of his own on Craigslist, said Det. Lt. Dino DeCrescenzo. He located a listing for a phone that sounded exactly like his missing phone.
The student set up a time and place to buy the phone, which reportedly was taken by another student at the high school and given to DiOrio to sell on Craigslist.
The student identified the phone and got it back, said DeCrescenzo. He then came to the police and reported it stolen while providing officers with DiOrio’s identity and the name of the alleged thief, who has not been charged yet.
DiOrio also allegedly used the phone number of the juvenile who swiped the phone in the Craigslist posting.