I'm trying to help someone out on a different stack exchange website about a stolen device. Not many of us know many too much about the law.
We are trying to figure out who has/where is the stolen device. We know the device manufacturer account system(I'm just avoiding stating the company name) will log all logins and where there came from. One of the things they log is an IP address which can be used to trace it to an extent.
Unfortunately this information isn't public, and we think the only way to get this information would be with a subpoena.
How could we get a subpoena issued to retrieve this information? Would there need to be an attempt to press charges in court to get a subpoena? Or can the police department issue one?