LoJack Helps Adams County Deputies Recover Stolen Ford Pickup, Stolen Bobcat Loader — 1 Arrested

  • December 29, 2012
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On December 10, 2012, the owners of an automobile dealership in Wheat Ridge contacted the Wheat Ridge Police Department to report that a Ford F-350 truck had been stolen from their lot during the previous night.

Wheat Ridge Police verified the theft and entered the Ford’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.  LoJack is the only theft recovery system that is directly operated by law enforcement and this interface is seamless and instantaneous.  The car dealership was unaware that the truck was equipped with LoJack.

Almost immediately, deputies with the Adams County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen truck with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in police patrol vehicles and aircraft.  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 the vehicle to a residential property on East 77th Place in unincorporated Adams County.

Adams County officials conducted an investigation, resulting in the recovery of the truck, which had been concealed in the backyard, covered with a tarp. On the property, the officials also discovered a Bobcat Skid Steer Loader, valued at $20,000, which had been stolen in Arvada two months earlier, but was not equipped with LoJack. One adult male was arrested and jailed, pending the filing of Felony Theft by Receiving charges.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford truck at the request of a previous owner who had purchased it from Pueblo Dodge in August of 2010.  The value of the truck was estimated at $27,150.