Oklahoma County Officers Locate Stolen Explorer and Arrest Suspect Inside the Vehicle

  • June 24, 2012
  • recovery stories

On the evening of May 23, 2012, the owner of a Ford Explorer reported the vehicle stolen to the Del City, Oklahoma Police Department. Del City officers verified the theft and had the Ford’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short time later, a deputy with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department began to pick up the Explorer’s silent LoJack homing signal on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol units. Following the directional and audible cues on the LoJack Tracker, the officers followed the signal to an area of I-40 and Sooner Road in Oklahoma City. There, the deputy quickly located the stolen Explorer in the parking lot of a local business. The Explorer was occupied by one individual, who was promptly taken into custody.  

The owner was notified of the recovery and the vehicle was returned upon their arrival at the scene.  The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford Explorer in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.