LoJack Aids Berkeley Police in Safe Recovery of Ford F250 Truck Stolen in Oakland

  • November 9, 2012
  • recovery stories

On October 19, 2012, the owner of 2006 Ford F250 truck contacted the Oakland Police Department to report the vehicle stolen from the street. Oakland 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.

Minutes later, Berkeley Police picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen truck on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) 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 signal strength cues on the LoJack computers, the officers located the truck, undamaged and abandoned on the street. The vehicle was valued at approximately $23,000.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on July 16, 2006 at Fiesta Ford in Indio, California.