Did you have find my iPhone set up? If you did not have Find my iPhone set up on the iPad and location services turned on, there is no way for you to track it. Apple cannot track it for you either.
Contact the police, get in touch with your homeowners insurance company and see if they can help recoup the cost of the device.
These links may be helpful.
How to Track and Report Stolen iPad
Reporting a lost or stolen Apple product
Report Stolen iPad Tips and iPad Theft Prevention
How to Find a Stolen iPad
Oops! iForgot My New iPad On the Plane; Now What?
If you have ios5 on it and you turned on find my ipad, then you could call apple and ask them how to erase data and lock it remotely.
I you have Find My Phone enabled, you can wipe it yourself. Apple isn't involved.
They could also track it down.
No, Apple will not track down your iPad for you. Again, if Find My iPhone is enabled, you can track it for yourself. Apple does not get involved.
Any and every e-mail etc you accessed on that device, change the passwords. Facebook, twitter, forums, websites, everything.
Change the password on your Apple ID. Presume that any and every bit of data on that device are compromised and take steps to protect yourself. If you happened to do banking on it, contact your bank and let htem know. Same with any credit card companies or credit card info you may have entered.
Chances are the thief is just going to wipe your device and sell it, but presume the worst and protect your data.
Find is really meant to find a lost device....as in 'remind me where I left it'. Not a 'thwart a thief'. First, it's not all that accurate. Mine often shows my device on the other side of the block from where I know it is. Imagine if it's a large dorm or apartment building?
Second, anyone that knows what they are doing can defeat it in minutes.
You all are so so sweet. Thank you so much for the great informative replies!
My word, i have alot of great choices to go w/now, but again, appreciate the efforts here to help me today.
I believe the first item on my agenda, is to get my local PD involved.
Next will be Apple, then off to further investigation work, in general.
Not sure we will ever retrieve this back, but i have a hunch the one who stole it is off selling it now.
It was stolen in my son's college dorm room, ugh.
From a kid, we think, that was obviously hard-up for money.
And we did not own the iPad very long, less than 4 months, so data was not much.
Again, continue to post, as my son and i are reading them feverishly.....