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I've just found an iPad in my Guarden how do I return it to its rightful owner.?

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As the title says I've found a ipad but there's no info on who it belonged to, any idias as to how I can find its rightful owner. It's Icloud locked so I can't get there info. Thanks, Ben :) Read More
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6m, 3w agoPosted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
As the title says I've found a ipad but there's no info on who it belonged to, any idias as to how I can find its rightful owner. It's Icloud locked so I can't get there info.
Thanks, Ben :)
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6m, 3w agoPosted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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Ok seriously....if you want to help.

1. Handle the item as little as possible, particularly avoiding the screen. It should be treated as a potential crime exhibit. If you must handle it, please try and use gloves. You could destroy fingerprints every time you touch it. If it is stolen and dumped, theres a chance you could help find the thief by preserving the evidence. It may be a clue to a more serious offence like an assault.
2. Place it inside a clean plastic bag. Keep it warm and dry but do not let it sweat.
2. Note the time and date you found it, along with the exact location found.
3. Call 101 and explain the circumstances to the Police. They will arrange for collection from your address. If you are feeling particularly helpful then you can attend a police station, but personally i feel a Police log should be raised by a call which should prompt a more effective investigation.

Thanks for being a responsible member of the public.


Edited By: EstorilBlue on Dec 27, 2016 17:53

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#1
take it to your local police station.
#2
are you sure you dont have an apple tree in your garden?
#3
i cant believe i was the first to get that one in!
#4
If it's Icloud locked you should get the owners details if you try to open it, once they report it as missing

Edited By: wolf359 on Dec 27, 2016 17:09
#5
but getting to the core of the problem, yes, give it to the feds. un less it has apPEAL to you, which would pip the previous suggestion
#6
i hope this gets me more reindeer next year
#7
Ask the Fairies at the bottom of your garden.
I say "ask", write a note and they should reply.
Return the next day and you'll have your answer.
Easy.
#8
louloul
are you sure you dont have an apple tree in your garden?
#9
Give it to the police sounds like someone nicked it & disposed of it because they were being picked up by the cops you could make a coppers day handing that evidence.

Besides its just the right thing to do
#10
I am sure they will be in touch once they have searched wheres my ipad on google.
#11
I thought you found a free ipad in the Guardian newspaper.
#12
please take it to the police station, as someone who has been burgled recently and lost an ipad amongst many other items .I say this despite the police who were not interested in following this lead, therefore losing valuable recovery time when "find my ipad" was tracking to an address . Its now offline . But I would love someone to hand my property in to the police. not saying this is mine but someone in a similiar situation. They will have lists of lost properties
Mine has an engraved inscription on the back of the ipad-have you looked on the back of the one you found?
#13
Guardan? Idias?

what the fick?
#14
Ok seriously....if you want to help.

1. Handle the item as little as possible, particularly avoiding the screen. It should be treated as a potential crime exhibit. If you must handle it, please try and use gloves. You could destroy fingerprints every time you touch it. If it is stolen and dumped, theres a chance you could help find the thief by preserving the evidence. It may be a clue to a more serious offence like an assault.
2. Place it inside a clean plastic bag. Keep it warm and dry but do not let it sweat.
2. Note the time and date you found it, along with the exact location found.
3. Call 101 and explain the circumstances to the Police. They will arrange for collection from your address. If you are feeling particularly helpful then you can attend a police station, but personally i feel a Police log should be raised by a call which should prompt a more effective investigation.

Thanks for being a responsible member of the public.


Edited By: EstorilBlue on Dec 27, 2016 17:53
#15
I once found an iphone4s whilst mowing grass by roadside a few years ago (i think it belonged madness concert goer), i dried it out and charged it and it worked fine. I took it straight to the local police station they said they'll try to contact the owner. I left my details incase the owner wanted to thank me, but sadly heard nothing.
#16
louloul
but getting to the core of the problem, yes, give it to the feds. un less it has apPEAL to you, which would pip the previous suggestion
Wrong country rude boy 8)

Edited By: waterloo on Dec 27, 2016 17:50
#17
Hay everyone thanks for all the advice, I’ll do as the majority suggest and take it to the police station tomorrow morning and hopefully it will find its way back to its rightful owner.
#18
louloul
are you sure you dont have an apple tree in your garden?
Owch that’s a terrible joke, and will I be telling it to my girlfriend later pretending I just make it up… yes, yes I will ;)
#19
100Cookies
I once found an iphone4s whilst mowing grass by roadside a few years ago (i think it belonged madness concert goer), i dried it out and charged it and it worked fine. I took it straight to the local police station they said they'll try to contact the owner. I left my details incase the owner wanted to thank me, but sadly heard nothing.


This is why I keep anything I find
#20
Keep it plugged in. Once someone tries to find it through the app then they can send a number for it to display and you can then call this number. Gives them a chance to locate it before you take it to the police station. I lost my phone once and despite me tracking it and sending a message for the finder/or not?! It ended up in the police station who did nothing at all to contact me. Luckily I went to report it lost/stolen? And got it that way. The police could just lock it in lost property and allow battery to die etc then the owners messages and attempts to locate it will be of no use.
#21
id love to know how someone managed to lose their ipad in your garden is it a public park or something ?
#22
allowed
I thought you found a free ipad in the Guardian newspaper.
Lol so did I!
suspended#23
dkingdom
Guardan? Idias?

what the fick?


LoL My thawts eggzactlee!
suspended#24
EstorilBlue
Ok seriously....if you want to help.

1. Handle the item as little as possible, particularly avoiding the screen. It should be treated as a potential crime exhibit. If you must handle it, please try and use gloves. You could destroy fingerprints every time you touch it. If it is stolen and dumped, theres a chance you could help find the thief by preserving the evidence. It may be a clue to a more serious offence like an assault.
2. Place it inside a clean plastic bag. Keep it warm and dry but do not let it sweat.
2. Note the time and date you found it, along with the exact location found.
3. Call 101 and explain the circumstances to the Police. They will arrange for collection from your address. If you are feeling particularly helpful then you can attend a police station, but personally i feel a Police log should be raised by a call which should prompt a more effective investigation.

Thanks for being a responsible member of the public.



really? I was gonna just advise he sell it down the pub. oO
#25
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louloul
are you sure you dont have an apple tree in your garden?
Owch that’s a terrible joke, and will I be telling it to my girlfriend later pretending I just make it up… yes, yes I will ;)


Would you take £70 posted for it?
banned#26
it's a theif who has throwed it in your garden. was it hidden??
iv seen programmes on tv about these , they leave them in a area incase they have a tracking set on and same with cars and vans. they just dump them parked up for a day or 2.
#27
Sadly you may find the police have little interest in it. My cousin works for a large force and they no longer handle stolen goods (so to speak). I recently found an iPhone and although the police did collect it, only because the owner had by then reported it lost and I didn't want to take it direct to the owner. If you are near an Apple store, you would probably be doing the local police a favour by returning it there - they can contact the owner through their iCloud account.
#28
Ar460rn
Sadly you may find the police have little interest in it. My cousin works for a large force and they no longer handle stolen goods (so to speak). I recently found an iPhone and although the police did collect it, only because the owner had by then reported it lost and I didn't want to take it direct to the owner. If you are near an Apple store, you would probably be doing the local police a favour by returning it there - they can contact the owner through their iCloud account.

Thats a very irresponsible post. You have confused "lost property" (and you even admit that it had been reported lost by the owner) with an item that may potentially be stolen. I very much doubt that the owner of the ipad in question lost it whilst on a stroll through the wide expanse of the OPs garden whilst on some National Trust tour. It is very likely that the item was stolen and either dumped because it was too risky to carry, useless or alternatively hidden for retreival at a later date.

Rest assured citizens, our Police are still interested in potential stolen items. Fact.
#29
You just got greedy.
#30
sofiasar
it's a theif who has throwed it in your garden. was it hidden??
iv seen programmes on tv about these , they leave them in a area incase they have a tracking set on and same with cars and vans. they just dump them parked up for a day or 2.
CSI ?
banned#31
waterloo
sofiasar
it's a theif who has throwed it in your garden. was it hidden??
iv seen programmes on tv about these , they leave them in a area incase they have a tracking set on and same with cars and vans. they just dump them parked up for a day or 2.
CSI ?


no, lots of programmes come on a morning around 10 ish such as break in Britain and some more but I can't remember names :/

the same guy who comes on crime watch UK makes comes in them
#32
Just a Heads up for anyone who’s interested.
I tried the police who pretty much told me there was nothing they could do.
However I posted on a local community site saying I found a iPad and that if anyone knew anyone that had been burgled or had lost an iPad to them know I had found one and I got a reply the other day from a woman a few streets away who had been burgled and who had lost her iPad and more importantly lost the photos of her new baby. Anyhow she popped round and was able to immediately unlock the device.
So it all ended happily :)
#33
100Cookies
I once found an iphone4s whilst mowing grass by roadside a few years ago (i think it belonged madness concert goer), i dried it out and charged it and it worked fine. I took it straight to the local police station they said they'll try to contact the owner. I left my details incase the owner wanted to thank me, but sadly heard nothing.

i very much doubt the police would give the info to the owner. they'd only keep it if they themselves needed to get in touch. what if the person was a deranged psychopath who was convinced by the voices in their head that you pinched it and only handed it in when the lizard people tracked you down through Facebook which is run by the CIA?
#34
wavefront
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So it all ended happily :)

I love a happy ending - hope you have a wonderful 2017

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