LoJack Helps Concord, CA Police Recover Stolen Lincoln Welder — Linked to Other Local Thefts

  • August 30, 2012
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On August 2, 2012 Hertz Rentals, Benicia, contacted the San Pablo Police Department to report their 2011 Lincoln Welder and trailer stolen by fraudulent application. San Pablo Police verified the theft and entered the construction equipment’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the welder. 

A short while later, officers from the Contra Costa CHP and the Concord Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen welder with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the the officers tracked the stolen welder to the closed garage of a residence in Concord, California.  Officers obtained entry to the home and located the welder and trailer inside the garage of the residence. Contra Costa Auto Theft Task Force officers assumed control over the investigation. Hertz Rentals Equipment responded to the scene and took possession of their property.

This theft has been tied to several recent East Bay Area thefts of Lincoln Welders (not LoJack-equipped), where the Modus Operandi has been identical to this crime. Information obtained in this case is critical to the ongoing investigation.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Welder in December of 2011 at Hertz Rentals in Benicia, California.