LoJack Aids Baton Rouge Police in Recovering Stolen Terex Track Loader, 2 Arrested

  • October 8, 2012
  • recovery stories

The manager of the equipment rental department of a home improvement store was conducting inventory and discovered that a rented 2012 Terek/AVS PT30 track loader had not been returned as promised. After numerous failed attempts to locate the person who rented the equipment, the manager called the Denham Springs Police Department to report it stolen.

The Denham Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the track loader.

A short while later, officers on patrol from the Baton Rouge Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen loader on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the equipment into Denham Springs, a neighboring town of Baton Rouge, where he was joined in the track by a Denham Springs Police unit. They tracked the loader to a local eatery on Range Road, where they conducted a felony stop on the truck that was towing the equipment. The passenger attempted to flee, but was quickly apprehended; he was found to be in possession of various illegal drugs and was booked accordingly. The driver was arrested and charged with possession of the stolen equipment.

The officers contacted the store manager who arrived on the scene to retrieve the undamaged equipment.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2012 Terex/ASV in January 2012.