On October 8, 2012, the foreman of a construction site in Brighton, Colorado, contacted the Brighton Police Department to report that a Multiquip towable generator had been stolen from his job site.
Brighton Police verified the theft and had the generator’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the equipment. LoJack is the only theft recovery system that is directly operated by law enforcement and this interface is seamless and instantaneous.
A short while later, deputies with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office picked up the generator’s silent LoJack homing signal on the Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) installed in their patrol vehicles. The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.
Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, the deputies tracked and located the generator, concealed at an abandoned farm property in rural Weld County. Evidence recovered at the scene revealed that the generator was being used for other criminal activity. This case remains under investigation.
The generator, valued at approximately $7,000, was recovered intact and returned to the very happy owner.
The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this generator in January of 2007 during a commercial installation.
- 2005 Multiquip
- 2005 Multiquip towable generator
- abandoned farm property
- Brighton CO
- Brighton Police Department
- commercial installation
- Commercial Installation Colorado
- Multiquip towable generator
- October 2012
- ongoing investigation
- stolen from job site
- Weld County
- Weld County Sheriff's Department
- Weld County Sheriff's Office