LoJack Leads Miami Gardens Police to Stolen Ford Pickup, Boat Trailer, Jet Skis & Motorcycle, 1 Arrest

  • September 21, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Friday morning, August 17, 2012, the owner of a 2003 Ford F-250 pickup truck discovered the vehicle missing from his home and contacted the Hialeah Police Department to report it stolen. Hialeah officers verified the theft and had the Ford’s information entered into the state and federal crime computer systems, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the pickup truck.

A short while later, an officer with the Miami Gardens Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Ford F-250 on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer, along with backup, located the vehicle in the driveway of a house in the 2400 block of N.W.164th Street. A Continental boat trailer, with two Bombadier jet skis on it, was attached to the pickup truck.

The officers approached the vehicle and discovered a suspect hiding on the floorboard of the driver’s compartment. The subject was apprehended. Further investigation revealed that the jet skis were reported stolen from Hialeah as well. The officers also discovered a 2011 Spectrum Motorcycle on the property, which they discovered was also stolen. All of the vehicles were recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford F-250 pickup truck on June 18, 2003 at Briggs Equipment in Tampa, Florida and has been protecting it ever since.