LoJack Aids Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Recovery of Lincoln Navigator Stolen from Residence

  • December 10, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Wednesday afternoon, October 31, 2012, the owner of a 2000 Lincoln Navigator contacted the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to report that their SUV was stolen from their home in unincorporated Lee County, Florida. The owner advised the officer that he had been working on his vehicle and had left the keys in it. Sometime between noon and 1:40PM, someone stole the vehicle from the owner’s yard.

The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and had the Lincoln’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Lincoln Navigator.

Later that night, a deputy with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Navigator on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer, along with backup, located the vehicle at a residence in the 2800 block of 55th Street West in Lehigh Acres, Florida. The vehicle was recovered, processed for evidence, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Lincoln Navigator on January 12, 2000 at McGowen Lincoln-Mercury-Isuzu, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and has been protecting it ever since.