LoJack Aids Multiple Arizona Police Agencies in Recovery of Stolen Ford F350 Pickup

  • October 10, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 5, 2012, the owner of a 2003 Ford F350 pickup truck was shopping in the metro-center mall area; when he returned for his vehicle, he discovered it missing. The victim immediately contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report the crime.

Phoenix Police verified the theft and had the Ford’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. Neither the owners nor law enforcement had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery Network because LoJack’s interface with law enforcement is both seamless and instantaneous.

A short time later, detectives from the Maricopa County Sheriff Auto Theft, officers with the Peoria Police Department, and detectives from the “RATTLER” Auto Theft Task Force all began picking up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Ford F350 with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their police vehicles. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computers, the officers and detectives tracked the stolen Ford pickup to an industrial area in the 8900 block of Grand Avenue. They located and interviewed a suspect at the scene; although they did not book the suspect, they are filing charges.

The LoJack Recovery System was installed in the Ford F350 in February of 2003 by Bell Ford.