One Suspect Arrested for Theft of Ford Construction Truck in Piedmont, CA

  • July 27, 2012
  • recovery stories

On July 1, 2012 an employee of J. Flores Construction San Francisco, owner of a 2002 Ford F250, contacted the Piedmont Police Department to report that the construction truck had been stolen from in front of of the driver’s home in Piedmont, California. Piedmont Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the truck. 

Minutes later, officers from several agencies – including the Oakland Police Department, Alameda County Sheriff’s Department , San Leandro Police Department and Piedmont Police Department – picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Ford F250 with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in their patrol vehicles and aircraft.  The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTCs, the officers tracked the Ford to the city of San Leandro, where officers stopped the stolen truck.  The driver/suspect was arrested and booked for Auto Theft. Apparently, the lone suspect had entered the truck by inserting a screwdriver in the door lock and used the same screwdriver to bypass the ignition.  The truck was otherwise undamaged and none of the construction tools in the truck were missing.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this truck on October 11, 2005 at United Rentals in Hayward, California.