A second person appeared in court charged with handling a stolen iPad in a case which was detected by a combination of a GPS tracker app on the iPad and garda CCTV technology monitoring a couple through the streets of Cork to their own front door.
Katie Nugent, 35, was before Cork District Court charged with handling the stolen computer device at 143 Barrack Street, Cork, on Monday September 14.
Sergant Gearóid Davis applied to have the case against Nugent adjourned for one month to allow time for directions to be obtained from the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Defence solicitor, Eddie Burke, applied for a longer adjournment stating that the accused was at an advanced stage of pregnancy and due to have her baby very soon.
Judge Olann Kelleher agreed to adjourn the case until November 25.
Nugent’s husband, 42-year-old Trevor O’Sullivan of 143 Barrack Street, Cork, applied earlier this week to be released on bail stating that he was anxious to be present for the birth.
However, Judge Olann Kelleher refused bail in Trevor O’Sullivan’s case.
Det. Garda Aoife Hayes outlined the allegations stating there was a burglary at a house on Ardfallen Terrace, Friar Street, Cork, in the early hours of Monday, September 14.
The owner became aware of the theft of the iPad, valued €600, plus accessories at his home. Det. Garda Hayes said the owner of the iPad activated GPS enabled software to identify the location of the property.
Once activated, it pinged for various locations around Cork city. He notified gardaí. By operating their own CCTV system they linked in with the GPS information coming from the owner’s tracker and spotted a couple on Paul Street. T
his couple was then observed via garda street cameras as they walked along Grand Parade, over Nano Nagle Bridge, along Sullivan’s Quay and up to Lower Barrack Street before going down a laneway and into 143 Barrack Street.
Det. Garda Hayes said, “I entered 143 Barrack Street and the stolen iPad was recovered in a bag at their feet. There is not any doubt that this is the iPad that was stolen in the burglary.”