Las Vegas Police Recover Stolen Skid Steer, Air Compressor, Road Signs — Suspect Identified

  • August 28, 2012
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On July 30, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Ingersoll-Rand “Skid Steer” contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that their equipment was stolen from a job site near the Northern 215 Beltway and Ann Road in Northwest Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Skid Steer.

Within minutes, officers with the North Las Vegas Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signals from the stolen equipment on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the stolen Skid Steer to a large warehouse building near Commerce Street and W. Cheyenne Avenue in the City of North Las Vegas.

Detectives from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Construction Theft Detail arrived to assist, and obtained a search warrant. Police quickly located the stolen Skid Steer inside the warehouse, but were surprised to discover a stolen Ingersoll-Rand P-185 Air Compressor that had been reported stolen back on April 2, 2012 from a job site near Grand Central Parkway & Carson Avenue, in Downtown Las Vegas. Police also located 30 A-Frame road closure signs belonging to the Clark County Department of Public Works, Las Vegas Valley Water District and the State of Nevada Department of Transportation. The suspect, who has been identified by police, is facing multiple felony charges as the investigation continues, with police still identifying more victims.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Skid steer on April 26, 2010 by Dealer Outfitters of Las Vegas, Nevada.