Most agencies follow a specific cell phone's use and location. But some law enforcement agencies even avoid having to deal with the cell phone carrier by purchasing their own cell phone tracking technology. Other agencies will find all of the cell phones used at a particular location and time.
An article in CNET on iphone lock screens even notes that many agencies routinely unlock iphone and android phone screens to search for criminal conduct or evidence on cell phones as a routine investigation tool:
Internal police documents reveal the legal processes that law enforcement agencies use to require Apple and Google to bypass the lock screens on seized mobile phones.
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Not even Leonardo da Vinci can keep his iphone records away from the Pinellas and Hillsborough Police Departments.