LoJack Early Warning Enables Quick Recovery of Stolen Ford Pickup by King County Deputies

  • February 6, 2013
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On January 9, 2013, the wife of the owner of a 2007 Ford F350 Super Cab pickup truck received an Early Warning Alert from LoJack, advising her that the vehicle had been moved from the owner’s workplace in the 1700 block of 114th Avenue SE in Bellevue. Early Warning is a LoJack feature that calls the owner of the vehicle when it moves without the presence of a LoJack Key Pass.  The owner verified the truck was missing when he finished his shift later that day, and immediately reported the theft to the Bellevue Police Department.  Bellevue Police entered the vehicle identification number into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the truck.

Minutes later, a deputy with the King County Sheriff’s Department, assigned to the City of Maple Valley, received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen Ford pickup on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol car.  Following the audible and visual cues on the computer’s display, he located the truck in less than two minutes.  It was abandoned in a grocery store parking lot in the 26900 block of Maple Valley Road in Maple Valley.  The only visible damage was to the ignition lock.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Ford F350 in November of 2006 when it was purchased at Ford of Bellevue. The vehicle is valued at approximately $27,000.