LoJack Installed in Stolen Miller Welder Enables Dallas Police to Recover TWO Welders, Suspect ID’d

  • December 6, 2012
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On November 28, 2012, the owner of a 2008 Miller welder contacted the Dallas Police Department to report that their storage room had been burglarized and two Miller welders had been stolen. Only one of the welders was equipped with a LoJack transponder.   

The Dallas Police Department verified the burglary and entered the welder’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the equipment.

A short while later, officers from the Dallas Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen welder on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the welder to an apartment complex parking lot, where they were able to determine that the welder was stored inside an enclosed box trailer.  The box trailer was towed to the police pound.  The apartment manager gave the officers the name of the owner of the trailer.  He is a known burglar.  Detectives were able to make contact with him and were given written consent by him to search his trailer.  Inside the trailer, detectives found the two Miller welders taken in the burglary.  An arrest warrant is pending for the owner of the trailer.     

 The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2008 Miller welder in February of 2008 at the Southern Equipment Company in Longwood, Florida.