Kubota Excavator and Carson Trailer Quickly Recovered in San Bruno

  • June 28, 2012
  • recovery stories

On June 2, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Kubota Excavator loaded the equipment onto a 2008 Carson Trailer at a construction site lot in San Bruno, California. Two days later, on June 4, the owners discovered that both the excavator and trailer were missing, and called the San Bruno Police Department to report the crime, After verifying the theft, San Bruno officers had the excavator’s and trailer’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the stolen equipment.

A short time later, Solano California Highway Patrol units picked up the equipments’ silent LoJack signals on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their police vehicles. Following the directional and audible signal on the LoJack Trackers, the officers tracked the equipment into the city of Fairfield, approximately 50 miles from where the equipment was stolen. CHP officers located both the excavator and trailer abandoned on the street. The officers contacted the owner, who responded to the scene to take possession of the property.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery Systems were installed in the excavator in September of 2010, and the trailer in July of 2010.