BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A southern Idaho law enforcement agency used a wireless global position system device to track wire thieves.

Here's how deputies in Cassia County did it.

They took a big roll of pivot wire, outfitted it with a GPS tracking device and deposited it in a construction area in southern Idaho.

Wire thieves often hit such sites, making their money by turning in the purloined goods to recyclers.

But KTVB-TV reports that deputies found the stolen wire -- along with six more rolls of wire -- in a trailer being towed by 33-year-old Jarrod Brown of Caldwell.

Brown was arrested, along with 29-year-old Joseph Lancaster of Parma.

With this success, law enforcement agents say they'll continue to use GPS help to catch other wire theft suspects.


Information from: KTVB-TV,

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