Fresno Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Ford Expedition, Undamaged

  • January 29, 2013
  • recovery stories

On January 3, 2013 the owner of a 2000 Ford Expedition contacted the Fresno Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. According to the owner, he had left the vehicle unattended and running when he went back into his house momentarily. The Fresno 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 four hours later, an investigator from CCAT, the Fresno Police Department auto theft task force picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Ford on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his undercover vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the investigator tracked the vehicle to a residential area near Cedar and Ashlan Avenues in northeast Fresno. The investigator located the vehicle unoccupied and abandoned on the side of the road; he staked out the vehicle for several hours, but the suspect(s) did not return.

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

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2000 Ford Expedition at Bankston Ford of Arlington, Texas in November of 2000. This vehicle is valued at $6800.