A “find my iPhone” app helped lead Medford Police to the man who burglarized a home on Southport Way Friday night. The suspect had apparently broken in between the time the victims went to bed around 9:30 p.m. The couple in the mid-40s awoke at around 4:30 a.m. to find an iPhone 5, an iPad 2, and an HP Pavilion missing. The victims activated the app from a different device to activate it.
Following that lead, police found 41-year old Gregory Gross sleeping in a Plymouth Sebring in the 2100 block of Sunburst Court. When the stolen items were found in the trunk of the car. Gross confessed to the crime and was arrested.
Gross was able to quietly break into the home through an open sliding glass door which was left open overnight to let in the cool air, but was shut when the victims woke up. Police remind the public to secure their windows and doors at night.