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Homeless man with stolen GPS unit finds way to jail, police say

Published On: May 10 2013 07:14:38 PM EDT

A homeless man was arrested after police used a GPS in his back pocket to find the real owner of the navigation system, officials said.

Daniel Vargas-Pino could not tell police the address of the male who he said gave him the GPS, after he was stopped while walking in the unit block of West 4th Street in Bethlehem at 2:50 a.m. Friday, officials said.

Police determined the GPS' home address to be 106 East 4th St., and when officers contacted Kendrell Oesterle there, she told them her Tom Tom GPS unit was missing from her car and that it was the same one in Vargas-Pino's possession, officials said.


Vargas-Pino, 37, was charged with receiving stolen property and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $25,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 11 a.m. May 23.