On Thursday, June 21, 2012, the owners of a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Ram Quad Cab pickup truck contacted the North Miami Police Department to report the vehicle stolen from their home in North Miami, Florida. After verifying the theft, Miami officers had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the truck.
A short while later, officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen pickup truck on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Simultaneously, officers from the Miami Gardens Police Department picked up the homing signal as well. Following the directional and audible cues from their LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to the driveway of an abandoned home in the 2300 block of N.W. 166th Street. The vehicle was recovered by the Miami Gardens Police Department, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from state and federal crime computer systems.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Dodge Ram 1500 Ram Quad Cab pickup truck on June 12, 2004 by Maroone Dodge of Pembroke Pines and has been protecting it ever since.
- 2004 Dodge Ram
- 2004 Dodge Ram Quad Cab pickup
- abandoned home
- abandoned vehicle
- Dodge pickup truck
- Dodge Ram
- Dodge Ram pickup truck
- Dodge Ram Quad Cab
- June 2012
- Maroone Dodge of Pembroke Pines
- Miami Gardens
- Miami Gardens Police Department
- North Miami
- North Miami Police Department
- parked and abandoned
- pickup truck
- towed for safekeeping