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Alameda Man Caught With Stolen Laptop Charged With Felony

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A man who was caught with a stolen laptop computer that was tracked with security software was charged Thursday with felony possession of stolen property, according to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

Muthanna Aldebashi, 27, a taxi driver who lives in Alameda, is scheduled to be arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court on Friday.

Oakland police said Aldebashi was arrested on Tuesday after a laptop that was stolen from Joshua Kaufman’s North Oakland apartment on March 21 was found at Aldebashi’s home.

Kaufman, 35, had previously installed security software on his Apple MacBook and activated the software after his laptop was taken.

The software allowed Kaufman to track his computer’s movements and take photographs of Aldebashi, according to police.

The laptop was returned to Kaufman on Wednesday.

Kaufman was unavailable for comment Thursday.

Kaufman posted a joyous message on his blog, which is entitled “This Guy Has My Macbook,” after Aldebashi was arrested on Tuesday.

He wrote, “An Oakland police officer just called me to let me know that they arrested the guy in my photos! BOOYA!”

Kaufman added, “Nice work OPD,” referring to the Oakland Police Department.

Aldebashi is being held at the Glenn Dyer Jail in Oakland in lieu of $20,000 bail.

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  • Tours Martel

    And now for the deportation hearing?

    • M K

      That was my first thought as well. We have enough criminals already. We don’t need to import more from the 3-rd world.

  • K

    What the heck is happening in Alameda, A child gets killed riding his bike, a man drowns while police, firemen, and his 84 year old mother watch – the reason was because they didn’t have the proper training.

    A man gets shot in an apartment complex on Buena Vista and he didn’t even live there.

    The city frivilously spends tax payers money on developing the old navy base and all the developers deals get broken, how hard is it to make a plan and bring jobs to the island.

    Now this creep steals someone’s computer and hello he lives in “Alameda”

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