LoJack Helps Flagler County Deputies Recover Stolen Ford Explorer in Jacksonville

  • February 9, 2013
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On December 4, 2012, the owner of a Ford Explorer contacted the St. John’s Sheriff’s Office to report that their vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of his place of employment in St. Augustine, Florida.

The St. John’s SO 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.

A short while later, an off-duty deputy from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, returning from a training class in Jacksonville, picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Ford on the Police Tracking Computers installed in his patrol vehicles. He was then joined by members of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the deputies tracked the vehicle to the Main Street area of downtown Jacksonville.  They observed the Ford being driven on Main Street, and performed a vehicle traffic stop, arresting the male driver at the scene.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford Explorer in February of 2000 at DiBlasi Ford in New Jersey.