"Friend" Failed to Return Borrowed Lincoln Navigator; Arrested by Oakdale Police, Vehicle Recovered

  • August 7, 2012
  • recovery stories

In July of 2012, the owner of a 2005 Lincoln Navigator loaned his vehicle to a friend, but the friend never returned it, despite numerous requests from the owner. On July 12, the owner finally contacted the Oakdale Police Department to report the vehicle stolen.
Oakdale officers verified the theft and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Lincoln.
A short while later, officers with the Oakdale Police Department began to receive the silent LoJack signal from the Lincoln on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol car. Following the directional and signal strength cues provided by the LoJack computer, the officers tracked the Lincoln to a residential area in Oakdale. There, the officers located the vehicle and a single suspect. The suspect was arrested for taking the vehicle without the owner’s consent and receiving stolen property. The officers returned the undamaged vehicle to the victim at the scene.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Lincoln Navigator in March of 2005 at Galpin Jag-Lincoln-Volvo.