A Provo man being described as a "career criminal" has been booked into the Utah County Jail once again, after deputies used an app to track a stolen laptop the a business where the man worked. Steven Brad Laursen, 40, has been arrested in connection with a home burglary near Spanish Fork. He also faces additional charges of suspicion of possessing methamphetamine, marijuana, and other narcotics, as well as possession of two swords found in his apartment.
Officials with the Utah County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a burglary at a home just west of Spanish Fork Wednesday afternoon. When they arrived a woman told deputies that she had arrived at her home to find a door window had been broken. Upon further inspection so realized her Apple MacBook Pro laptop, a camera, and other items and cash had been stolen from the residence. However, investigators caught a break when the woman was able to locate her laptop using the "Find My Mac" app to track it to a Lindon business. Deputies located Laursen at the location, but were unable to find the laptop.
During the investigation deputies discovered Laursen was also in possession of several other items stolen from the residence. Upon obtaining a search warrant for his apartment, officers found two large swords and some narcotics. Court records show Laursen to have a lengthy criminal history in the state, having been into jail 40 times since turning 18.
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