Ford Expedition Stolen in Madera Recovered by CHP Fresno Officers Using LoJack

  • January 17, 2013
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On December 17, 2012, the owner of a 2010 Ford Expedition contacted the Madera Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The Madera Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Ford.

About ninety minutes later, an officer from the Fresno office of the California Highway Patrol picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Ford on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer tracked the vehicle to vicinity of Herndon Avenue and Freeway 99 in northwest Fresno. The vehicle was found unoccupied and abandoned in a parking lot.

The vehicle was recovered intact and undamaged; it was released to the owner at the scene.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2010 Ford Expedition by Valley Ford Lincoln Mercury in Hanford, California in November of 2012. This vehicle is valued at $21,000.