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I filed a police report today!

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Arlington County, Virginia allows police reports to be filed over the Internet. I filed this one today.

This incident has been reported to the
Arlington County Police Department
and is pending approval Arlington County Police Department
1425 N. Courthouse Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201
703-228-4300

General Information
Incident Type Larceny/Theft
Tracking Number T21001782
Report Date 04/30/2021 04:11 PM

Reporting Person Information
Name Robinson, Paul
Home Address 550 South Carlin Springs Road, 330B, Arlington, VA 22204, US
Home Phone 704-933-6231
Mobile Phone 703-489-9836
Email paul@paul-robinson.us
Race White
Ethnicity Non-hispanic Or Non-latino
Do you live in Arlington County? Resident
Sex Male
DOB 11/27/1960
Driver License No UNKNOWN
Licensing State MD

Incident Information
Incident Location 550 South Carlin Springs Road, 330B, Arlington, VA 22204
Incident Time (start) 04/30/2021 03:40 PM
Incident Time (end) 04/30/2021 03:40 PM
Location Type Residence/Home
Theft Type Other Larceny

Property Information
No 1
Type Portable Electronic Comms - 75
Brand vankyo
Model matrixpad S20
Color Black
Serial No unknown
How Many 1
Market Value ($) 138.99
Property Description 10" Android Portable Tablet computer

Narrative
Incident Description I live at the HCR Manorcare Transitional Care Center. I am restricted to a bed as I am unable to move. I weigh 300 pounds which requires an aide (or 2) to move me when I have a bowel movement in order to change me. At approximately 1:00 PM today an aide came in to change me, either my tablet would be on the bed, and I'd place it on the table, or it would already be on the table as there is no other place I could have put it. After I was changed the aide left, and I was using my desktop computer, so I was not looking at the table. When I brought the table over I found my tablet is not on it. I tried calling the VoIP telephone number that the tablet was using, but no ring occurred, indicating the tablet is not nearby. My roommate checked for me, and the tablet is not next to my bed or under it, and the box it came in, normally on my bed, is also missing.

I am willing to prosecute.
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I wonder if they automatically filter out larceny/theft reports that mention bowel movements.
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The case hinges on the time his bowels moved

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What of the roommate, aide and bedpan are in cahoots?
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Fortunately the police have a lead, as Paul's genitals witnessed the crime.
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Paul, do you have a google account signed in on the tablet? If so theres a chance that checking your history on google maps can tell you if the tablet has left the building. When i lost my phone once, afterward google maps history showed me (i.e. my phone) taking a nice trip across the lake to Bellevue. Didn't help but was interesting to see.

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I have good news.. and bad news

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The comments by the peanut gallery here were hilarious, and I appreciated the suggestion by C.O. but the tablet does not have sim card support, so it can't transmit data over cellular networks, and once it left the building the Wi-Fi connection would be over.

I had to come back to this thread to get the report number as I need to make a modification. When I was readjusting things on my other table, I found the tablet! Both a different aide and my roommate failed to spot it. So I'm not out a tablet.

Bad news is I ordered a second, cheaper tablet to replace it and a tablet I bought that the Wi-Fi does not work. If you have ever used a tablet you know a tablet without Wi-Fi is effectively worthless, you can't communicate, and you can't download apps. While you can, unlike with Apple products, sideload apps, you'd have to either do it through USB tethering, Bluetooth (if it has Bluetooth, the Bluetooth works, and another device you can download from has it), or through an SD card. Plus, you'd have to be using an app that does not require Wi-Fi, which excludes things like Kindle, Mobile banking or anything needing live data. Plus, most free games require you to watch an ad after each session, and if it simply means it won't play ads, great, but it might simply fail to work.

Having no Wi-Fi on a tablet sucks.

So it looks like I will have two tablets, an 8-core slightly better machine, and a cheaper blue tablet with a leather case, headphones and a keyboard. That one cost $79, and if that one had not failed I'd not have bought the one that I thought went missing. However, the box did go missing.
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Read the last 7 words

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This incident has been reported to the
Arlington County Police Department
and is pending approval
Arlington County Police Department
1425 N. Courthouse Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201
703-228-4300

General Information
Incident Type Larceny/Theft
Tracking Number T21001787
Original Report Number T21001782
Report Date 05/01/2021 10:10 AM

Reporting Person Information
Name Robinson, Paul
Home Address 550 South Carlin Springs Drive, 330B, Arlington, VA 22204, US
Home Phone 703-933-6291
Mobile Phone 703-489-9836
Email paul@paul-robinson.us
Race White
Ethnicity Non-hispanic Or Non-latino
Do you live in Arlington County? Resident
Sex Male
DOB 11/27/1960
Driver License No UNKNOWN
Licensing State MD

Incident Information
Incident Location 550 South Carlin Springs Drive, 330B, Arlington, VA 22204
Incident Time (start) 05/01/2021 10:00 AM
Incident Time (end) 05/01/2021 10:00 AM
Location Type Residence/Home
Theft Type Other Larceny

Property Information
No 1
Type Portable Electronic Comms - 75
How Many 1
Market Value ($) 138.99
Property Description Tablet

Narrative
Incident Description Update to report T21001782 I filed Friday 4/30. As I noted in my prior report, I am unable to move and require others to help me. So, anyway, despite two different people being told my tablet was missing, nether saw it was sitting on my other table. It is possible it was moved to protect it or I put it on the wrong table. Thus the property was not stolen and had it not been that two others did not see it either I would not have reported it as stolen, and now I feel like a fool.

I am not willing to prosecute.
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There was a zero percent chance someone stole the tablet. That was going to be my original reply, but then I got side-tracked by bowel movements. And not for the first time.
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The wheels of justice moved slowly!
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