A Fishkill woman's stolen iPad was returned to her after a trooper found the tablet -- which was engraved with her name and phone number -- in a car during a traffic stop Wednesday, State Police at Wappinger said.
Trooper Michael Ramirez was stopped on Route 9D in Fishkill when he saw a man who wasn't wearing a seat belt driving a blue Dodge Neon.
Ramirez pulled the driver over and, after running a search on the license plates, realized the plates were registered to another car. A passenger in the car, 28-year-old Shaun C. James of Middletown, was wanted on a warrant on grand larceny charges out of Mount Pleasant, cops said.
Ramirez searched the car and found a hypodermic needle, as well as the iPad. He called the phone number engraved on the back of the iPad and reached a Fishkill woman, who told him the device and other belongings were stolen when someone broke into her home in December.
Cops charged the driver, 32-year-old Alfred Consiglio of Middletown, with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and possession of a hypodermic instrument, both misdemeanors.
James was turned over to the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Consiglio was arraigned and sent to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.