Jefferson Parish Deputies Use LoJack to Recover Ford F-250 Stolen in New Orleans

  • January 3, 2013
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On November 15, 2012, the owner of a 2009 Ford F-250 contacted the New Orleans Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from in front of their residence in Algiers.

The New Orleans Police Department 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 F-250.

A short while later, deputies from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Ford F-250 on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle as it was being driven into a hotel/restaurant complex in Harvey. There, the officers found it abandoned in the rear parking lot. They conducted surveillance on the truck for several hours, but were not able to locate any suspects. The F-250 was recovered in good condition and released to the owner.  

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2009 Ford F-250 in September of 2009 at Don Bohn Ford, Lincoln, Mercury of Harvey, Louisiana.