LoJack Aids Oklahoma City Police in Quick Recovery of Stolen Ford Pickup

  • October 23, 2012
  • recovery stories

On October 4, 2012, the owner of a 2003 Ford F-350 pickup truck contacted the Oklahoma City Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from a parking lot of a hotel in Northwest Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activates the LoJack transponder concealed in the pickup.

A short while later, a deputy with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent homing signal from the stolen pickup with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in his patrol vehicle. The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to track and locate the stolen vehicle quickly.

Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTC, the deputy was able to track and locate the stolen pickup in the 2100 block of NW 38th Street in Oklahoma City. The vehicle, valued at $14,300, was found parked and abandoned and was quickly returned to the owner with minimal damage.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford pickup truck on April 28, 2004, at North Country Ford in Vista, California.